Daniel Craig puts down his martini long enough to narrate “One Life” (7 p.m., National Geographic Wild), an ambitious nature series that offers extraordinary footage from the animal kingdom, including komodo dragons hunting buffalo and the Jesus Christ lizard “walking on water.”
Perhaps the only person who can challenge Bob Dylan’s title as the greatest songwriter of the past 100 years is Stephen Sondheim, the prolific Broadway baby. “Six by Sondheim” (8 p.m., HBO) finds a new way to profile him by going deep on some of his most beloved tunes, including “Send in the Clowns,” “I’m Still Here” and “Being Alive.”
It makes sense that Fall Out Boy would perform for “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” (9 p.m., WCCO, Ch. 4), but what the heck is Taylor Swift doing on the schedule? Maybe one of the models stole her boyfriend and she’ll get her sweet revenge on stage.
Kelly Clarkson is getting into the holiday spirit with her very first yule special, “Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale” (9 p.m., KARE, Ch. 11). Not many details have been revealed, but I’m guessing it will be a lot like the Blake Shelton downright wacky show from last year. Robin Williams, William Shatner, Jay Leno and Reba McEntire are on the guest list.
Parents eager to start introducing their young ones to the classics could do a lot worse than having a family viewing of 1961’s “Babes in Toyland” (7:30 p.m., Hallmark Movie Channel), the Ray Bolger vehicle based on Victor Herbert’s operetta. However, I suggest keeping them away from the former Minneapolis punk band, Babes in Toyland, until they are at least 9.