What to watch on Monday, December 23...
SEASON 4 FINALE, 8pm, NBC
Only one of the three remaining groups will have their Christmas wish of winning The Sing-Off come true. The other two will be sent home with lumps of silver and bronze coal.
Shrek the Halls
Shrek’s plans for a quiet, uneventful holiday celebration with the family are undermined by the fact that he is a cartoon character and keeps accordingly zany company. Donkey, Puss in Boots, Gingerbread Man, and the ornery ogre’s other cronies all pitch in for the tomfoolery.
A Chipmunk Christmas
Say, how do you get to Carnegie Hall? Be an animated rodent pop trio at Christmastime! What do you mean, “that’s not the punchline?” I wasn’t telling a joke. That’s what happens in this show! Geez, try and keep up.
SEASON 1 FINALE, 9pm, ABC
The Great Christmas Light Fight
Eight more families put their abode-adorning abilities to the test in the final two episodes, with the winners netting $50,000 grand prizes.
In “Risk Assessment,” the team partners with the FBI to probe the killing of a grad student in a rough neighborhood. And what better occasion for a trip down memory lane and a look at what inspired each of them to join the force?
The documentary feature Jiro Dreams of Sushi tells the story of Jiro Ono, 85-year-old proprietor of a tiny Tokyo sushi shop and one of the world’s most highly praised masters of that cuisine. The film explores his rise to international acclaim, his culinary philosophy, and his relationship with his eldest son and protégé.
SEASON 1 FINALE, 10pm & 11pm, MTV
Bree, Jonah, Paige, and Molly relate the lessons of their journeys thus far as the donor families gather in Lake Tahoe in “The Reunion.” Then in “One Last Trip,” the sperm donor’s response arrives at last, leaving Bree with as many questions as answers.
– Ben Stiller on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?