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Legends of the Lost With Megan Fox

TRAVEL | 2:00 am
The new episode "The Trojan War: Myth or Truth?" takes host Megan Fox to Turkey, seeking proof one way or another as to whether that epic siege ever took place or merely was the invention of the poet Homer in his "Iliad." Using that ancient text as a map of sorts, Fox pores over high-tech data as well as some of the latest archaeological finds along this country’s coast in search of clues, […]

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Starz Edge | 5:37 pm
The culmination of nearly 10 years work and conclusion to Peter Jacksons epic trilogy based on the timeless J.R.R. Tolkien classic, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" presents the final confrontation between the forces of good and evil fighting for control of the future of Middle-earth. Hobbits Frodo and Sam reach Mordor in their quest to destroy the `one ring, while Aragorn leads the forces of good against Saurons evil army at the stone city of Minas Tirith. […]

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Scrooged

Encore | 5:17 pm
In this modern take on Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past. […]

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Die Hard

Independent Film Channel | 5:00 pm
New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and two daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for. But the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the exclusive high-rise, and everyone in it. Very soon McClane realizes that theres no one to save the hostages — but him. […]

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Elf

AMC | 4:30 pm
Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santas elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesnt fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results. […]

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Shrek Forever After

HBO Family | 4:22 pm
Long-settled into married life and fully domesticated, Shrek (Mike Myers) begins to long for the days when he felt like a real ogre. Duped into signing a contract with devious Rumpelstiltskin, he finds himself in an alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin rules, and he and Fiona (Cameron Diaz) have never met. Shrek must find a way out of the contract to restore his world and reclaim his true love. […]

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Minions

FX Networks Inc. | 4:00 pm
Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the worlds first-ever super-villainess. […]

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Love Actually

TNT | 9:00 pm
Stars, unite! The charm writer-director Richard Curtis gave "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Notting Hill" also infuses this 2003 comedy, boasting a great ensemble cast. Frequent Curtis collaborator Hugh Grant plays England’s prime minister, who falls for an employee (Martine McCutcheon). Other criss-crossing subplots involve Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley and the hilarious Bill Nighy. […]

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Call the Midwife

PBS | 9:00 pm
In this year’s "Holiday Special," a new nun, Sister Mildred (Miriam Margolyes), arrives unexpectedly at Nonnatus House, accompanied by four child refugees who were found abandoned in Hong Kong. The UK government is in the process of adopting the children as part of the World Refugee Project, but for now the nuns must cope with these noisy distractions while caring for their usual patient case load. Meanwhile, Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) is dismayed to learn she is a favorite candidate to replace the order’s ailing Mother Superior. […]

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Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

NBC | 8:00 pm
Since its first airing in 1966, this adaptation of the Dr. Seuss children’s book has evolved into an annual holiday viewing tradition. Legendary animator Chuck Jones directed the story about a green-skinned grouch who sets out to spoil Christmas for the citizens of Whoville. Boris Karloff provides narration, with additional voices by Thurl Ravenscroft and June Foray. "Fame" co-star Albert Hague, who died last month at age 81, was the co-composer of the theme music. […]