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It's a battle over who's the worst parent in the under-appreciated sitcom's Christmas episode. ''You will get what I give you and you will be delighted by it,'' alien Larry Bird (Simon Templeman, fabulous every week) informs his sullen son Dick Butkus (Ian Patrick, a deadpan breakout), who wants an ant farm instead of a train set. (''Train sets are for 6-year-olds and impotent middle-aged men looking to spend less time with their wives,'' Dick says.) There's just the right amount of feel-good schmaltz, without abandoning the idea that sometimes being a parent during the holidays means ending your day hitting the sauce all by yourself. B
Season 2 of Steve van Zandt gangster-in-Norway show kicks off. There will be snow.
Carrie is shocked when she reads a mean rumor about her in a NYC tabloid. Then she realizes she's in the same boat as everyone else of note in the city?
Back-to-back episodes about a crime-filled urban legend and an evil Santa. For those who are sick of smelling peppermint and pine everywhere they go.