1) “A Dolly Holly Christmas,” 8:30 p.m., CBS (but 8 p.m. PT). The Christmas-diva stretch concludes. We’ve had Christmas specials from Carrie Underwood on Thursday (HBO Max) and Maria Carey on Friday (Apple TV+); now Dolly Parton (shown here) has her turn, with a mix of religious and holiday-cheer songs.
2) “Your Honor” opener, 10 p.m., Showtime. Good drama often puts ordinary folks in extraordinary circumstances, the kind that are tough to escape. “Your Honor” happens to be a great drama, centering on the subtle perfection of Bryan Cranston. The early minutes, almost wordless, put a teen into a crisis; he panics and his dad (Cranston), a respected judge, tries to fix it. Then … well, then things get much more complicated. Smart people, given real depth, wade through compelling tangles.
3) “Christmas Ever After,” 8 p.m., Lifetime. When Ali Stroker was 2, a car accident left her paralyzed from the chest down. Still, she became a busy performer; she starred in school musicals, graduated from New York University’s prestigious drama school and last year won a Tony award in “Oklahoma.” Now she plays a novelist who meets a guy who’s like her main character. The film even found a pandemic-proof way to kiss: Plexiglass separated the lips, then was deleted via special effects.
4) “The Grinch” (2018), 8 and 10 p.m. FX. This promises to be the Grinchiest year ever. Today, the brilliant, half-hour “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is at 7 p.m. on TBS … the Jim Carrey version of “Grinch” (2000) is 5:30 p.m. and midnight on FX … which also has this animated feature. There will be more, including the stage-musical “Grinch,” at 8 p.m. Wednesday on ABC.
5) “Euphoria,” 9 p.m., HBO. After a successful first season – including an Emmy for Zendaya – this show offers a bonus, holiday episode. After being abandoned by Jules at the train station, Rue (Zendaya) has a relapse, as she celebrates Christmas.