It’s a Wonderful Life (8 p.m., NBC) - Christmas isn’t the same without at least one viewing of at least part of this Frank Capra classic. Jimmy Stewart plays a suicidal man on Christmas Eve who learns to appreciate life thanks to his guardian angel (Henry Travers).
The Flight Before Christmas (8 p.m., Hallmark) - Two strangers share a room at a bed and breakfast when an unexpected snowstorm delays their flight on Christmas Eve. Going out on a limb and predicting some romance.
Doctor Who (9 p.m., BBC America) - Returning to Gallifrey, the Doctor faces the Time Lords in a struggle that takes him to the end of time itself.
Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m., NBC) - Ryan Gosling hosts and Leon Bridges performs.