“It’s a Wonderful Life” 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., NBC (1946)
A holiday classic starring James Stewart as a small town banker who learns what life would have been like if he had never been born. Donna Reed stars as his wife. Directed by Frank Capra.
“Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Encore (1994)
Jim Carrey stars in this slapstick comedy as a detective searching for a football team’s missing mascot — a dolphin. Also starring Courteney Cox.
“Made in Jersey” 7 p.m., CBS (New)
Martina’s football expertise helps her land a new client, a promising quarterback whose career ended in high school because his coaches neglected to properly treat his injuries.
“Dragonwasps” 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Syfy (2012)
An entomologist is trying to find her father in the jungles of Belize, but she gets distracted for some reason when she and a group of soldiers helping her are attacked by giant fire-breathing wasps.
“My Crazy Obsession” 8 p.m., TLC (New)
Think you have a lot of Christmas decorations? We would bet these people have you beat. One woman even has a 15-foot blowup Jesus while another “talks” to her Christmas trees.
“Contraband” 9 p.m. to 10:55 p.m., HBO (2012)
To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler (Mark Wahlberg) heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.
— Laura King
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