TV highlights: ‘I Love Lucy’ Christmas episode

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The network that originally aired this groundbreaking sitcom from 1951 to 1957 is dusting off two episodes and partially colorizing them for your holiday viewing pleasure on the “I Love Lucy Christmas Special” (CBS at 8 p.m.). The first episode is Christmas-themed, with Lucy, Ricky, Ethel and Fred reminiscing about the changes in their lives since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Ricky. The second episode includes the classic Lucy grape-stomp.

Hugh Jackman hosts “Christmas in Washington” (TNT at 8), the 32nd annual holiday celebration-concert that was held at the National Building Museum in Washington on Dec. 15. Performers include the Backstreet Boys, Sheryl Crow, Anna Kendrick, Janelle Monáe and Pat Monahan.

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Carrie is hard at work on an interview she hopes will get published on “The Carrie Diaries” (CW at 8), while some news puts distance between Mouse and West.

The designers are asked to create compatible looks for entertainment couple Naya Rivera and Big Sean to wear at a record-release party on “Styled to Rock” (Bravo at 8).

The Rolling Stones make a historic and triumphant return to Hyde Park almost 44 years to the day after their legendary free concert in July 1969 on “The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun — Return to Hyde Park” (Showtime at 9). The rockumentary features their greatest hits and never-before-seen backstage footage.

High-profile fashion director and “Say Yes to the Dress” mainstay Randy Fenoli counts down his 10 favorite trends in bridal fashion on “Say Yes to the Dress: Randy’s Top Trends” (TLC at 9) and shares tips for achieving these new looks.

Telecast from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves emcees “Christmas at Belmont 2013” (WETA at 10), during which the Belmont School of Music faculty will join the Nashville Children’s Choir for an epic performance.

Danny has to investigate an old childhood friend that now has a link to the mob on “Blue Bloods” (CBS at 10), while Frank deals with a boom in crime resulting from a judicial ruling about a controversial police policy.

Actress Kristen Wiig comes to the “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), with musical guest Darlene Love.

Talk show host Michael Strahan is on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35), with musical guest Leona Lewis.

Actress Zoe Saldana and comedian Mike Birbiglia join “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), with a musical performance from Toro y Moi.

— Rachel Lubitz

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