1) “TheGrio Awards,” 8-10 p.m., CBS. In a late switch, CBS has pushed two Christmas cartoons to next Saturday. Instead, it debuts these awards for Black icons (plus “Jeffersons” producer Norman Lear). Patti LaBelle (shown here) will sing and receive an award. Also singing are Yolanda Adams, Tyrese and Fantasia. Other awardees are Dave Chappelle, Jennifer Hudson, Kenan Thompson, Queen Latifah, Tyler Perry, Ben Crump, Allyson Felix and more.
2) “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. Here’s the second half of a two-week rerun break. Jack Harlow doubles as the host and music guest; next week the show returns to being live, with Keke Palmer hosting and Sza as the music guest.
3) College football. The final day of the regular season has a lot at stake, including spots in bowls and in conference-championship games. Fox has the big one: Two undefeated teams, Michigan and Ohio State (ranked No. 2 and 3 in the nation) collide at noon ET. ABC follows with Oregon (ranked No. 9) and Oregon State (No. 21) at 3:30 p.m. and Notre Dame (No. 15) and USC (No. 6) at 7:30.
4) “The 12 Days of Christmas Eve,” 8 p.m., Lifetime. After botching his relationship with his daughter (a surgeon), a rich businessman dies – then keeps getting new chances to mend things. That sounds so-so, but it’s intermittently redeemed by Kelsey Grammer and his real-life daughter, Spencer. The result isn’t as good as the 6 p.m. rerun (Mario Lopez’s “Steppin’ Into the Holiday”), but is better than the 10 p.m. one (Reba McEntire’s “Christmas in Tune”).
5) More movies. Will Ferrell’s dandy “Elf” has a 24-hour run on TBS, starting at 6 a.m., 8 a.m., etc. At 8, NBC has a dog-show rerun, HBO has “Don’t Worry Darling” (which drew strong, but varied, reviews), Hallmark has “Haul Out the Holly” and Great American Family has “I’m Glad It’s Christmas.” That last one has Jessica Lowndes, Gladys Knight and a story that’s pleasant, then crumbles near the end.