Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m., NBC) – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are the hosts and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform in the best SNL episode ever.
Also on tonight . . .
A Christmas Melody (8 p.m., Hallmark) – A movie in which a single mother moves back to her hometown with her young daughter, and when the daughter has trouble adjusting, she seeks help from her music teacher to write a song for the Christmas show. Stars Mariah Carey, Brennan Elliott and Lacey Chabert.
The Spirit of Christmas (8 p.m., Lifetime) – In this movie, a young lawyer finds romance with a spirit that takes the form of a human 12 days before Christmas. Stars Jen Lilley, Thomas Beaudoin and Bates Wilder.
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The Wiz Live! (8 p.m., NBC) – It’s a repeat from a couple weeks ago, so it’s not live, but it’s still the best live theatrical production NBC has done. Mary J. Blige and David Alan Grier are both outstanding.
Imagine: John Lennon’s 75th Birthday Concert (9 p.m., AMC) – Musicians honor Lennon’s 75th birthday at Madison Square Garden in New York. Performers include Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, John Fogerty, Peter Frampton, Kris Kristofferson and others.