‘Garth & Trisha Live!: A Holiday Concert Event’; ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’; ‘The Midnight Sky’: TV This Week

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‘Garth & Trisha Live!: A Holiday Concert Event’; ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’; ‘The Midnight Sky’: TV This Week

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“Garth & Trisha Live! A Holiday Concert Event”: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood team up for another remotely filmed musical special, this one featuring the couple performing holiday tunes. (8 p.m. Sunday, CBS)

“The 22nd Annual A Home For the Holidays”: Gayle King hosts the annual special which explores the rewards of adoption and tells the stories of children and families whose lives have been changed. (9 p.m. CBS Sunday, CBS)

“Let’s Make a Deal Primetime”: A special holiday episode features guest Phil Keoghan (“The Amazing Race”). (8 p.m. Monday, CBS)

“City Hall”: Veteran documentarian Frederick Wiseman’s film, which is more than four hours long, explores the complex ways Boston city government, under the leadership of Mayor Marty Walsh in 2019, tries to respond to the city’s issues, citizens and their concerns. (8 p.m. Tuesday, PBS)

“It’s a Wonderful Life”: Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore and the rest of the cast return for the annual Christmas Eve screening of the holiday classic. The blend of anxiety, endurance and ultimate uplift should feel especially relevant as this difficult year nears its end. (7:59 p.m. Thursday, NBC)

Streaming

“ariana grande: excuse me, i love you”: A look at musical star Ariana Grande as she rehearses and gets ready for a London concert. (Available to stream beginning Monday, Netflix)

“The Midnight Sky”: George Clooney directs and stars in Oscar winner George Clooney directs and stars in a post-apocalyptic drama about a scientist in the Arctic who’s trying to warn a crew of astronauts not to return to Earth. (Available to stream beginning Wednesday, Netflix)

Already streaming

“A Creepshow Holiday Special”: A spooky holiday special directed by “The Walking Dead” veteran Greg Nicotero, starring Anna Camp and Adam Pally. (Available to stream beginning Friday, Shudder)

“On Pointe”: Students at the School of American Ballet in New York City are the focus of a documentary series that follows the dancers as they prepare for a performance of “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.” (Available to stream beginning Friday, Disney Plus)

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”: Viola Davis stars, along with Chadwick Boseman in his final movie, in an adaptation of August Wilson’s play about the legendary blues artist Ma Rainey, and a highly charged recording session with Rainey and her band in 1927 Chicago. George C. Wolfe directs, and the cast includes Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo and Michael Potts. (Available to stream beginning Friday, Netflix)

— Kristi Turnquist

[email protected] 503-221-8227 @Kristiturnquist

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