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What to Watch on Christmas Day: Raleigh parade, ‘A Chef’s Life Holiday,’ ‘Grinch’ and more

Boris Karloff narrates the 1966 special about a heartless grinch who tries to steal Christmas.
Boris Karloff narrates the 1966 special about a heartless grinch who tries to steal Christmas. NBC

ABC11 Raleigh Christmas Parade (12:30 p.m., WTVD) - WTVD airs their version of this year’s Raleigh Christmas Parade.

Raleigh Christmas Parade (3 p.m., WRAL) - WRAL airs their version of this year’s Raleigh Christmas Parade.

A Chef’s Life Holiday Special (3 p.m., UNC-TV) - Chef Vivian Howard’s holiday celebration features Southern cooking and Hanukkah traditions. Recipes include corned ham, oyster dressing, hoppin’ john and red-velvet cake.

Larry’s Tree: A Christmas Journey to the White House (7:30 p.m., RFD) - a documentary from Chip Carter on a North Carolina farmer’s quest to fulfill his lifelong dream of providing a Christmas tree to the White House. Repeats at 11:30 tonight and at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (8 p.m., NBC) - This is the animated (and far superior) version of the story, narrated by Boris Karloff. In it, the lonely and heartless Grinch dresses up like Santa to steal the Christmas decorations, gifts and even the special holiday roast beast from the Whos of Whoville.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (8:30 p.m., NBC) - The live action version of the Grinch (Jim Carrey) who sets out to squash the yuletide preparations of the Christmas-loving people of Whoville. Anthony Hopkins narrates.

When Calls the Heart (8 p.m., Hallmark) - In this special Christmas episode, a group of orphans become stranded in Hope Valley for Christmas, so their caretakers lead Bill to investigate the circumstances of their arrival.

Call the Midwife (9 p.m., PBS / UNC-TV) - In the annual Christmas episode, Sister Mildred arrives at Nonnatus House with four Chinese orphans.

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