Christmas Land on Hallmark at 8:00pm ET. Original telefilm. So you remember how in The Nightmare Before Christmas we saw the land where all the Halloween critters hung out the other 364 days of the year? Someone made that movie about Christmas Land! If there’s anything you loved about Nightmare Before Christmas I guarantee you it will not be here.
Santa’s Little Helper on USA at 8:00pm ET. Two-hour special presentation. Oh man, I had something all planned out about this being a holiday theme documentary on racing greyhounds and the people who adopt them based on Santa’s Little Helper from The Simpsons but it’s apparently a WWE Christmas movie which is more ridiculous than anything I could have come up with. For you WWE people (I know you’re out there) it features someone referred to as “The Miz” and WWE Diva Paige.
Homeland on Showtime at 9:00pm ET. Fifth season finale.
The Affair on Showtime at 10:00pm ET. Second season finale.
Into the Badlands on AMC at 10:00pm ET. First season finale. I understand this had some cool fight work but was it ever, you know, not terrible? Because I got a distinctly “terrible” vibe from a lot of the promos I saw. Terrible and kinda hand-wavy about the particular rules of their universe.