The pageantry! The tradition! Since 1890, the Army-Navy Game has been held before packed houses and screaming fans, despite the fact that neither school has fielded a championship-caliber team in decades. Today at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, the 114th chapter of this storied rivalry plays out.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
This well-known tale of the most famous reindeer of all offers a thoughtful lesson about discrimination. Young Rudolph is teased by the other reindeer and excluded from their games because his nose is different. His taunters sing a different tune, though, when Rudolph uses his nose to keep Christmas from being canceled.
2013 Heisman Trophy Presentation
College football's top individual award, the Heisman Trophy, is presented to the most outstanding player of the year in a ceremony from the Best Buy Theater in New York's Times Square. Candidates this year include quarterbacks Marcus Mariota (Oregon), Jameis Winston (Florida State), Bryce Petty (Baylor) and last year's winner, Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M).
Hats Off to Christmas!
Haylie Duff stars in this new drama as a young widow who manages a small-town shop selling Christmas hats. Her boss wants her to train his son (Antonio Cupo), a business consultant who's been working in New York, for an upper management position she'd been hoping to get. He hits it off with her son (Sean Michael Kyer), but winning her over will be more difficult. It's a Hallmark holiday movie, though, so you probably know how it will end.
Jack the Giant Slayer
"Jack and the Beanstalk" gets a big revision from director Bryan Singer in this hugely visual 2013 fantasy, which succeeds on its sights even when the dramatics fall short. Nicholas Hoult ("Warm Bodies") plays courageous Jack, who ascends into a world of literal giants -- led by Bill Nighy as one of the two-headed variety -- to rescue a captured princess (Eleanor Tomlinson). Stanley Tucci and Ewan McGregor also star as the hero's principal allies.
Christmas on the Bayou
When a workaholic executive (Hilarie Burton) returns to her Southern hometown for Christmas, her childhood sweetheart (Tyler Hilton) tries to rekindle their romance and persuade her to stay. It'll take a real Christmas miracle to help her decide in this new romance. Markie Post and Randy Travis also star, with Ed Asner as Papa Noel.
The Sound of Music Live!
Carrie Underwood stars as Maria in this adaptation -- obviously not live this time -- of the classic musical, whose 1965 movie version has been a seasonal television fixture. Stephen Moyer ("True Blood") plays Captain von Trapp, with Audra McDonald as the Mother Abbess. The beloved score includes "My Favorite Things," "Climb Every Mountain" and the title song.
Frosty the Snowman
Jackie Vernon provides the voice of Frosty, the legendary snowman with a corncob pipe and a button nose. Frosty comes to life when a magician's hat lands on his head. With the help of some children, he heads for the North Pole before he melts. But he is pursued by the magician, who wants his hat back. Billy De Wolfe supplies the voice of the magician, and Jimmy Durante narrates the tale.
This animated special stars John Goodman as the voice of Frosty the Snowman. Frosty arrives in the town of Beansborough following the first snowstorm. But his visit may have to be cut short when a new invention, a snow-removal spray called Summer Wheeze, is introduced. The show also features the voices of Jonathan Winters, Jan Hooks and Andrea Martin.
Iron Chef America
Brr! A frozen wonderland is the setting for this new episode, which pits Bobby Flay and Jose Garces, Masaharu Morimoto and Geoffrey Zakarian. The chefs' creations must be served on elaborate place settings carved from ice. Anthony Anderson, Alfred Portale and Karine Bakhoum judge their efforts in "Winter Ice Battle."