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What to Watch on Friday: Errol Morris true crime series ‘Wormwood’ mixes genres on Netflix

Peter Sarsgaard in Errol Morris’ “Wormwood” series on Netflix.
Peter Sarsgaard in Errol Morris’ “Wormwood” series on Netflix.

Wormwood (Netflix) – Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris mixes fiction and non-fiction genres to tell the story of one man’s 60-year quest to learn the circumstances of his father’s mysterious death. Stars Peter Sarsgaard.

Hollywood Christmas Parade (8 p.m., The CW) – The 86th annual event has celebrities like Erik Estrada and Dean Cain. Dr. Oz is the grand marshal.

It’s a Wonderful Life (8 p.m., USA) – In this Frank Capra classic, a suicidal man ruined by a miser on Christmas Eve sees his life in a new light thanks to his guardian angel. It stars James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore.

The Shop Around the Corner (8 p.m., TCM) – In this 1940 classic, two department store co-workers fight in person, but fall in love as secret pen pals at Christmas time.

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (9 p.m., UNC-TV) – Tenor Rolando Villain joins the choir to perform seasonal favorites.

The Exorcist (9 p.m, Fox) – In the Season 2 finale, the exorcists must make the ultimate sacrifice to save Andy’s life.

Lidia Celebrates America (10 p.m., UNC-TV) – In the Season 5 premiere, veterans return home from military service and create new lives for themselves as farmers.