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What’s On TV? – Tuesday (12/10/19) – Will Ferrell Brings Holiday Cheer in ‘Elf’

"Elf" (2003), dir. Jon Favreau

Tonight is full of Christmas-themed pictures including today’s pick. But for those who aren’t ready to jump into the holiday festivities, we’ve still got you covered.


“Elf” (AMC) at 8:00 PM EDT

Elf” is a holiday classic bound to put viewers in the Christmas spirit. The story follows Buddy (Will Ferrell), a human raised by elves who heads to the Big Apple to reunite with his long lost father (James Caan). As he tries getting his father off Santa’s naughty list, he experiences the joys of New York City and falls in love.


“The Heat” at 8:05 PM EDT & “Spy” 10:25 PM EDT (FXM)

In case you’re not ready to dive into Christmas fare quite yet, “The Heat” is a viable option. This hilarious comedy follows Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as two mismatched cops. The former plays a by-the-book FBI agent while the latter portrays a loose canon policewoman. Together, they must embark on a mission to take down a ruthless drug lord.

Airing right after is “Spy,” which reunites McCarthy with “The Heat” director Paul Feig. McCarthy flexes both her action and comedy muscles as Susan Cooper, a desk-bound CIA agent who volunteers to go on an undercover mission to prevent a nuclear disaster. Along with McCarthy, actors Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Miranda Hart, and Allison Janney provide immense laughs.


  • War for the Planet of the Apes” (FX) at 7:00 PM EDT
  • “Goodfellas” (Sundance) at 7:00 PM EDT
  • “Miracle on 34th Street” (BBC) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “Blade II” (Fuse) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “Congo” (TMC) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (Freeform) at 8:20 PM EDT
  • “Fight Club” (MOMAX) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again” (Cinemax) at 9:45 PM EDT
  • “The Polar Express” (AMC) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “Fred Claus” (BBC) at 10:30 PM EDT


In case those programs aren’t of interest, check out these new television episodes.

  • “The Conners” (ABC) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “The Resident” (FOX) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “The Flash” (The CW) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “The Real Housewives of Orange County” (Bravo) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “Bless This Mess” (ABC) at 8:30 PM EDT
  • “FBI” (CBS) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “mixed-Ish” (ABC) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “The Voice” (NBC) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “The Moodys” (FOX) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “Shark Tank” (CNBC) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “Fixer to Fabulous” (HGTV) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “The Rachel Maddow Show” (MSNBC) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “black-ish” (ABC) at 9:30 PM EDT
  • “NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “Emergence” (ABC) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “Ambitions” (OWN) at 10:00 PM EDT

What do you plan on watching tonight? Please share your thoughts!

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Written by Matt St.Clair

Matt St.Clair is a freelance film journalist currently residing in Connecticut. He is a member of the Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association and the Online Film & Television Association.

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