Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio (9 p.m., BBC America) – In the 2016 Christmas special, the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) teams up with a superhero (Justin Chatwin) and an investigative journalist (Charity Wakefield) to save New York from a deadly alien.
Also on tonight . . .
Beauty and the Beast (8 p.m., ABC) – Sit the exhausted kids down in front of this Disney classic and count down to bedtime.
Call the Midwife Holiday Special (8 p.m., UNC-TV) – The staff at Nonnatus House works to save Hope Clinic, a mission hospital in South Africa that is understaffed, underfunded and facing closure.
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I Love Lucy Christmas Special (8 p.m., CBS) – This colorized special is followed by a colorized “Dick Van Dyke Show” special.
The Librarians (8 p.m., TNT) – In order to stop the spread of pure evil, the team must find the Eye of Ra and unravel the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle.
Scrooged (10 p.m., Freeform) – A ruthless TV network chief (Bill Murray) meets the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future.