Tonight's TV Hot List: Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008
Miley Cyrus with Minnie Mouse, Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade
10 am/ET ABC
As Christmas traditions go, it might not rank with coal in naughty children's stockings, but 25 years is nothing to sneeze at...right, Sneezy? This year's kid-friendly entertainment lineup features Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Corbin Blue, Matt Dallas and American Idol's Davids (Cook and Archuleta), plus Sarah Brightman and José Feliciano for grown-ups. And, once again, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa host from Florida's Magic Kingdom and Ryan Seacrest from California's Disneyland. — Paul Droesch
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SportsCenter 2008: The Greatest Year in Sports
8:30 pm/ET ESPN
A year that flew by faster than Usain Bolt packed enough scintillating sports moments for ESPN's hyperbole machine to label 2008 as the greatest ever. Hard to argue when you consider the Giants' Super Bowl upset of the Pats, an overtime NCAA hoops finale, Tiger Woods' one-legged win at the U.S. Open, a Lakers-Celtics NBA Finals, Rafael Nadal's five-set slaying of Roger Federer at Wimbledon, the Phelps-Bolt Olympics in Beijing and the Cinderella story of the Tampa Bay Rays. It's all boiled down and jacked up SportsCenter-style into a taut 90-minute mix of top plays, celebrations and sound bites (expect a bleep or two for Chase Utley of the World Series champion Phillies). — Roger Leister
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Hot Ice, Cool Sounds
3 pm/ET NBC
Performances by the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and Peter Cetera provide the soundtrack for an array of top skaters in today's exhibition. Taped on October 18th in Youngstown, Ohio, the event features performances by Brian Boitano, Sasha Cohen, Jamie Salé, David Pelletier, Yuka Sato, Todd Eldredge, Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Michael Weiss, Shae Lynn Bourne and Jennifer Robinson. — Brie Hearn
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8 pm/ET Hallmark
Regis Philbin illustrates the true meaning of the holiday season tonight as he honors four humanitarians for their good deeds. The recipients include a woman active in Alzheimer's awareness, a man who educates others about diabetes, a man who creates specialized bicycles for those with disabilities and a musician who produces personalized songs for seriously ill children. Jane Seymour is also honored for her work with the Red Cross and their measles initiative. — Brie Hearn
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Deal or No Deal
8 pm/ET NBC
It just might be a holly, jolly million-dollar Christmas for two players in tonight's two-hour holiday installment. A California father of 13 — hoping to provide his large family with an extravagant Christmas — rotates rounds with his daughter and son. Next up is a newly married war hero from Oregon, who hopes the $1 million prize will help him buy a new home. This is Christmas, after all, so the giving continues with audience gifts. — Dean Maurer
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