* "A Home for the Holidays" on WUSA.

* The movie "Multiplicity" on WTTG.

* And Wizards basketball on HTS.


NBA Basketball. Washington at Houston (HTS, 8:30).

Public Broadcasting

Around Town reviews "St. Nicholas" at Washington Stage Guild and "How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World" at the Kennedy Center (Channel 26, 8:30).

Mystery! Heat of the Sun (CC). In Parts 2 and 3, Tyburn investigates the abduction of a corporal's cousin from a Christian mission (Channel 26 at 9).


America's Funniest Home Videos (CC). "Spin City's" Richard Kind looks at some wacky holiday funnies caught on videotape, including out-of-control Christmas presents. Also, ABC is promising to air "videos that were never allowed to air over the years by network censors." One hour (Channel 7 at 9).

Prime-Time Movie

Multiplicity (1996) (CC). Michael Keaton portrays a construction company boss whose stressful life leads him to a cloning experiment that goes horribly out of control. Two hours (Channel 5 at 8).


A Home for the Holidays (CC). Celebrities galore, including Steven Spielberg, Rene Russo, Candice Bergen, Morgan Freeman and Andy Garcia, present five segments about the importance of adoption. One hour (Channel 9 at 8).

Late Night

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (CC). With Jennifer Love Hewitt and Smokey Robinson (Channel 4, 11:35).

Late Show With David Letterman (CC). With John Witherspoon and Darlene Love (Channel 9, 11:35).

Lisa de Moraes is on vacation. The TV Column will return.

CAPTION: Michael Keaton, practically beside himself in the movie "Multiplicity," tonight at 8 on Channel 5.