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Must-see TV: Mariah Carey’s Xmas special and Netflix’s Power of the Dog top this week’s watch list

A new episode of Tom Brady’s Man in the Arena, the Original Santa Claus Parade, Christmas in Rockefeller Center and a new instalment of Netflix’s Money Heist also air this week

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Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues
Special
The Queen of Christmas is joined by Grammy-nominated artist Khalid and Grammy-winning legend Kirk Franklin, as they bring the spirit of holidays to fans around the world.
When: Friday on Apple TV+

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The Power of the Dog
Film
Based on Thomas Savage’s cult novel of the same name, the western tells the story of a pair of brothers (Jesse Plemons and Benedict Cumberbatch), whose relationship sours when one of them marries a local widow (Kirsten Dunst).
When: Wednesday on Netflix

Benedict Cumberbatch in a scene from The Power of the Dog.
Benedict Cumberbatch in a scene from The Power of the Dog. Photo by Netflix

CMA Country Christmas
Special
Some of country music’s biggest stars ring in the holiday season with a night full of festive classics. Performers and songs include Kelsea Ballerini ( Santa Baby ), Gabby Barrett ( The First Noel ), Lady A ( Wonderful Christmastime ) and Little Big Town ( Christmas Time Is Here ).
When: Monday on ABC

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The Line
Docuseries
Offering a raw look inside Seal Team 7, the docuseries examines the unprecedented 2018 case in which a U.S. Navy SEAL platoon accused its chief, Eddie Gallagher, of war crimes.
When: Available now on Apple TV+

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Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas
Special
After initially being cancelled at NBC, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist returns for a holiday-themed movie that finds Zoey (Jane Levy) and her new boyfriend Max (Skylar Astin) trying to create a magical Christmas for her family.
When: Wednesday on Roku Channel

Man in the Arena: Tom Brady
Part 3
The ESPN doc continues its look at legendary quarterback Tom Brady’s 10 Super Bowl appearances through his eyes.
When: Tuesday on TSN

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The Rescue
Documentary
Oscar-winning filmmakers Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin ( Free Solo ) train their lens on the 2018 headline-making rescue of a Thai soccer team trapped in a cave for 16 days.
When: Friday on Disney+

Christmas in Rockefeller Center
Special
NBC heralds the arrival of the holidays with the lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree accompanied by musical performances from Alessia Cara, Harry Connick Jr., Mickey Guyton, Norah Jones, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and more.
When: Wednesday on NBC

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Debut
Based on Jeff Kinney’s worldwide bestselling series, Greg Heffley is a scrawny but ambitious kid with big plans to be rich and famous — he just has to survive middle school first.
When: Friday on Disney+

Single All The Way
Film
Desperate to get his family to stop asking about his love life, Peter (Michael Urie) persuades best friend Nick (Philemon Chambers) to pose as his boyfriend on a trip home for the holidays.
When: Thursday on Netflix

Kelly Clarkson Presents When Christmas Comes Around
Special
Kelly Clarkson hosts a special that offers music, celebrates tradition, and gives to those in need.
When: Wednesday on NBC

Annie Live!
Special
Taraji P. Henson plays mean orphanage headmistress Miss Hannigan in a live production of the beloved Tony Award-winning hit musical that centres on little orphan Annie. Harry Connick Jr. appears as billionaire Daddy Warbucks.
When: Thursday on NBC

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2021 CCMA Awards
Special
The Canadian Country Music Awards return to London, Ont., with hosts Lindsay Ell and drag queen Priyanka featuring performances by Dallas Smith, Tim Hicks, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton and more.
When: Monday on Global TV App and Prime Video

Money Heist
Season 5 – Volume 2
One of Netflix’s most popular non-English language series continues with a group of thieves locked inside in the Royal Mint of Spain.
When: Friday on Netflix

Buddy vs. Duff Holiday
Special
Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman face off in a special challenge celebrating the Christmas season.
When: Sunday on Food Network , Discovery+

The Original Santa Claus Parade
Special
Featuring 24 magnificent floats, Canada’s favourite family tradition returns with guest performers Carrie Underwood, Ed Sheeran, and more joining the 117th edition of the parade.
When: Saturday on CTV and CTV2

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Mary Makes It Easy
Special
MasterChef Canada winner Mary Berg serves up tasty holiday treats in her home kitchen, including Cinnamon Roll Bread, a Stuffed Turkey Roulade and Golden Crispy Potatoes.
When: Monday on CTV Life

‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas
Documentary
A holiday-obsessed lawyer is pitted against his neighbours when he tries to mount the biggest community Christmas event America has ever seen.
When: Available now on Apple TV+

Christmas in Tahoe
Film
To save her family hotel’s Christmas show, a talent booker (Laura Osnes) must ask for help from her ex-boyfriend (Kyle Selig), who plays lead guitarist in a now-famous band that fired her as their manager years ago.
When: Sunday on W Network

14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible
Documentary
Fearless Nepali climber Nims Purja leads a team of Sherpas with a goal to climb all 14 of the world’s 8,000-metre peaks in seven months.
When: Monday on Netflix

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Elves
Debut
A Christmas vacation turns into a nightmare for a family of four when they discover an ancient menace is turning their island getaway into a struggle between life and death.
When: Sunday on Netflix

NCIS
New Episode
The Major Case Response Team investigate the case of a Navy reservist whose body is found in a beat-up car at the end of a gun range.
When: Monday on CBS, Global

NCIS: Hawai’i
New Episode
When an anti-capitalist protester is murdered, Jane (Vanessa Lachey) and the team investigate and find themselves caught in a war between eco-activists and a tech billionaire fighting over a piece of land. Also, Jane and Captain Joe (Enver Gjokaj) go on a date.
When: Monday on CBS, Global

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