TV highlights for Dec. 23: Title night on ‘The Sing-Off’


SHREK THE HALLS: Just when Shrek thought he could finally sit back, relax and enjoy his happily ever after with his new family, the most joyous of all holidays arrives. (DreamWorks Animation)
December 22, 2013

FINALE WATCH: A winner is crowned after a double elimination on the Season 4 finale of “The Sing-Off” (NBC at 8 p.m.).

Items found in unlikely places prove profitable on this week’s “Antiques Roadshow” (PBS at 8). Items include a formerly buried Weller Coppertone vase and a collection of Cole Porter and Monty Woolley letters that were found in a dumpster.

While Shrek, Fiona and the kids try to celebrate the holidays as a family on “Shrek the Halls” (ABC at 8), Donkey, Puss in Boots, Gingerbread Man and others have a different plan in mind. Voices include Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas.

In case you haven’t watched them 800 times already, “Beyonce: The Visual Album” (Fuse at 8) will be aired in full on the network. That means all 17 of her music videos will air to fill the Queen Bey-sized hole in your heart.

ABC airs more family-friendly holiday fare with “A Chipmunk Christmas,” (ABC at 8:30) in which the mischievous Alvin learns about the Christmas spirit to help a seriously ill boy.

FINALE WATCH: Eight families battle it out with the help of miles of twinkling lights and snowman inflatables in the season one finale of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (ABC at 9).

The mixed-voice St. Olaf choir joins female choir Jentekor at Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway, to perform Christmas carols, songs and hymns in the concert special “Christmas in Norway With the St. Olaf Choir” (WETA at 9).

Based on the Oscar-nominated film “Joyeux Noel,” “Silent Night” (WMPT at 9 and WETA at 10) is an operatic retelling of the World War I Christmas Eve truce that occurred in France in 1914. It was composed by Kevin Puts and features a libretto by Mark Campbell.

Celebrities duke it out in the form of popular games on a holiday edition of “Hollywood Game Night” (NBC at 10). Star players include Ray Romano, Cheryl Hines, Gavin DeGraw, Rachel Bilson, Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker. Jane Lynch hosts.

Designer Pete builds an alpine-style tree house reminiscent of Santa’s workshop for a California family that celebrates Christmas year-round on “Treehouse Masters” (Animal Planet at 10).

On a repeat episode of “Elementary” (CBS at 10), Sherlock searches for the kidnapped daughter of his former drug dealer while Watson worries about Sherlock’s past use of illegal narcotics.

Actors Jonah Hill and Chiwetel Ejiofor join “The Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), with musical guests J. Roddy Walston and the Business.

Actor Kevin Hart and model Brooklyn Decker are on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35), with musical guest Chris Young.

Actor Orlando Bloom and mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey come to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), with a musical performance from Wild Feathers.

— Rachel Lubitz

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