“christmas in washington” (8 p.m., tnt): Conan O’Brien is our host for “Christmas in Washington,” an annual holiday gala attended by the president and first lady. Among the performers this year: Justin Bieber, Cee Lo Green, Jennifer Hudson and the Band Perry.
“the little mermaid” (9 p.m., pbs): The PBS Fall Arts Festival winds down in the Bay Area with a performance of “The Little Mermaid” by the San Francisco Ballet. The adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale was choreographed by John Neumeier, who also designed the sets, costumes and lighting.
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