What to watch on Monday, December 21...
SEASON 3 FINALE, 8pm, ABC
The Great Christmas Light Fight
A homemade carousel and Ferris wheel, handmade plasma icicles, and a gigantic Seattle Seahawks logo are among the sights to behold in the season finale.
DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE, 9pm, HBO
A behind-the-scenes examination of Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet, which considers the intersection of politics and art in one of the world’s most revered dance companies and investigates a 2013 acid attack against its artistic director.
A murderer casts his victims as the stars of his cinematic project in “Penalty Phase.” In less psychotic affairs, a new love affair blossoms.
Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Santino Fontana and the Sesame Street Muppets
Santino Fontana and Muppets from Sesame Street join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra for a Christmas concert at Temple Square, and it now occurs to me that the title pretty much covered all of that already. The performance includes holiday favorites and selections fromSesame Street.
Christmas at Belmont
Country artist Kathy Mattea hosts and performs in this concert event in Nashville, also featuring close to 700 student musicians, the Belmont School of Music faculty, the Nashville Children’s Choir, and many more merry music-makers.
SEASON 1 FINALE, 10pm, ABC
The Great Holiday Baking Show
Three bakers remain in “Final Week,” and three challenges are laid before them to determine the winner. Will they, in fittingly Yuletide fashion, involve recipes using gold, frankincense, and myrrh?
Martin fears a missing Kate has been abducted in present-day Prague, while Gabi discovers that Blazek may be linked to Tamir. Elsewhen in “The Second Legend of Dmitry Petrovich,” Alex suspects Terrence has crossed a line in 1985, and Ballard and Gabi turn the screws on Dmitry in 2001.
On the first day of Christmas week listings, my true love gave to me / A night free of late-night TV.