9 a.m. on ^ ), ‘‘Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade’’ — It’s a very Mickey Christmas! A holiday tradition continues with this year’s edition of the bicoastal celebration. Top musical artists and stars from various Disney Channel shows are on hand, along with, of course, Mickey, Goofy and the rest of the gang.
8 p.m. on ^ ), ‘‘Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas’’ — Since its first airing on CBS in 1966, this adaptation of the Dr. Seuss children’s book has evolved into an annual holiday viewing tradition. Legendary animator Chuck Jones directed this story about a green-skinned grouch who sets out to spoil Christmas for the citizens of Whoville.
8 p.m. on % (, Movie: ‘‘Horton Hears a Who!’’ — The classic Dr. Seuss story gets fresh treatment in entertaining, computer-animated form, with Jim Carrey supplying the voice of the elephant who discovers an extremely tiny town. Because of his giant ears, he can hear the microscopic residents, and he soon becomes involved in a quest to save them and their mayor (voice of Steve Carell). Carol Burnett, Seth Rogen and Dane Cook are also in the voice cast.
8 p.m. on *, ‘‘New Girl’’ — The gang attends Schmidt’s (Max Greenfield) holiday office party, and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) frets when she receives an expensive gift from Paul (guest star Justin Long). Jake Johnson and Lamorne Morris also star in, ‘‘The 23rd,’’ which opens a four-episode minimarathon of the hit sophomore sitcom.
8 p.m. on _, ‘‘Breakfast Special 2: Revenge of the Omelets’’ — Fanciful filmmaker Rick Sebak found breakfast too big a subject to fit into one documentary. This follow-up to 2010’s ‘‘Breakfast Special’’ takes Sebak and his crew to eateries around the country — including Hawaii — to sample traditional, regional and just plain unusual breakfast fare and share in the camaraderie with the morning regulars.
9 p.m. on (CW), ‘‘Emily Owens, M.D.’’ — An encore of this freshman drama’s ‘‘Pilot’’ introduces Emily (Mamie Gummer, ‘‘Off the Map’’), a new intern at a hospital where her high-school nemesis and medical-school crush (Aja Naomi King, Justin Hartley) both work. Kelly McCreary also stars.