College Basketball. Georgia Tech at Syracuse (ESPN at noon); Fairleigh Dickinson at North Carolina (Channel 20 at 2); St. John's at Wake Forest (ESPN, 3:30); Indiana at Kentucky (Channel 9 at 5); Illinois at Missouri (ESPN, 5:30); Arizona at LSU (ESPN2 at 8); Arizona State vs. Purdue (ESPN2 at 10); Stanford vs. UNLV (ESPN2, 12:30 a.m.).

NFL Football (CC). Miami at Minnesota (Channel 9, 1:30); San Francisco at Arizona (Channel 5 at 5); Philadelphia at Dallas (ESPN, 8:30).

NHL Hockey. Washington at New York Islanders (CSN at 7).

NBA Basketball. Washington at San Antonio (Channel 50, 8:30).

Teen Show It's Academic. Falls Church, St. Anselm's and South Lakes high schools compete (Channel 4 at 10 a.m.).

Public Affairs Weekend Live with Tony Snow. (FNC at noon).

The Beltway Boys interview Philip Jenkins on his book "The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity" (FNC at 6).

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbe looks at the effects of unemployment on children, and Helen Liebenluft of the National Institute of Mental Health addresses holiday depression (Channel 32, 6:30; repeats tomorrow at 6 a.m. on Channel 26 and 11:30 a.m. on Channel 22).

Reliable Sources. A political roundtable with Gwen Ifill of "Washington Week," the Wall Street Journal's John Harwood and CNN's Tucker Carlson (CNN, 6:30).

Fox News Watch. (FNC, 6:30).

Inside Washington With Gordon Peterson. (Channel 9 at 7).

The Capital Gang. Rep. David Dreier (R-Calif.) reacts to Trent Lott's decision to step down as Senate majority leader; an interview with political humorist Art Buchwald; and CNN's Kelly Wallace discusses Christmas in the Middle East (CNN at 7).

Fox Wire With Rita Cosby interviews author Linda Chavez, and the Seattle Times's Carl Jeffers discusses the Trent Lott controversy (FNC at 10).

After Hours With Cal Thomas. Former vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp addresses the Trent Lott situation, plus an interview with actor Robert Loggia (FNC at 11).

This Is America With Dennis Wholey. Reviews of holiday films with critics Arch Campbell, Nell Minow, Gary Arnold and Tim Gordon (Channel 32, 11:30).

Prime-Time Movies

Saturday Night Fever (1977) (CC) (R). John Travolta commands the dance floor in this seminal '70s film exploring disco culture. Three hours (Channel 7 at 8).

A Christmas Visitor (2002). Family members who haven't celebrated Christmas since the death of a son in the Gulf War receive a visit from a mysterious stranger who changes their outlook. Two hours (Hallmark Channel at 9).


Fat Albert Christmas Special (CC) (R). The gang fights to save its junkyard clubhouse from demolition while also working on a Christmas pageant (Channel 4 at 8).

A Freezerburnt Christmas (CC). A down-on-his-luck ice cream truck driver stumbles upon an evil toy magnate planning to take down Santa Claus in this Claymation feature (Channel 4, 8:30).

Faith Hill: When the Lights Go Down (CC) (R). The country singer performs in a concert taped in September. One hour (Channel 4 at 9).

Late Night

Saturday Night Live (CC) (R). Hosted by Ian McKellen, with musical guest Kylie Minogue (Channel 4, 11:30).

An ice cream truck driver saves Santa from an evil toy mogul in the holiday feature "A Freezerburnt Christmas," tonight on Channel 4.