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Wednesday: Enjoy the vicarious thrills of TLC's "Million Dollar Christmas." Plus: What did you think of Tuesday's "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show"?

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If you’re feeling particularly poor this holiday season (like we are), you might enjoy the vicarious thrills of TLC’s new series, “Million Dollar Christmas” (8 p.m. EST), which joins several lottery winners for the first Christmas they’ll spend since becoming millionaires. What ludicrous, overpriced crap did they purchase with all that money? Were they generous with their newfound wealth, or hopelessly selfish? And did all of that cash make them happier, or just better dressed? Forget the Christmas spirit. This is your chance to snicker at the bad choices, greed and misfortunes of rich strangers — while wishing you had the money to make big, flashy, bad choices, too.


Have you forgotten “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”? Refresh your memory tonight when the Cartoon Network airs Dr. Seuss’ special (8:30 p.m. EST). Meanwhile on ABC, “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” (8 p.m. EST), but he probably won’t make a stop in “Kid Nation” (8 p.m. EST on CBS), unless he has a shipment of coal for bratty Taylor. Tonight the brats of “Gossip Girl” (9 p.m. EST on CW) attend a debutante ball, while the debutantes of “Project Runway” (10 p.m. EST on Bravo) face a reimagineering challenge from Nina Garcia.

Last night

What did you think of Tuesday’s “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show”? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Laura Linney, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Wired magazine’s Nick Thompson

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Randy Jackson

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Jenna Bush, Ryan Shaw

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

Mitch Albom, Nick Lachey

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

New intelligence on Iran, Tom Perkins

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST

Brad Pitt

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST

Steve Carell (repeat)

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST

Michael Jacobson (repeat)

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST


Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST

Chris Farley, Valeria Mazza, Tyra Banks, 8-year-old sports reporter Brett Murray (repeat)

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Wyclef Jean

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST


Conan O’Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST


Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST

Wanda Sykes, Tina Brown, Bobby Valentino (repeat)

Contributors: Megan Doll, Heather Havrilesky, Eryn Loeb, Amy Reiter

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