She's a rainbow

Lucy Ricardo seemed animated enough in black-and-white, but someone smarter than me thinks she'll be more appreciated splattered in techno-makeup, which explains the colorization of two 1950s episodes of her classic series, lumped together under the title "I Love Lucy Christmas Special." On the plus side, the latter offering features a sloshed Lucy pitching Vitameatavegamin, a bit that kills with or without colors. 7 p.m., WCCO, Ch. 4

Christmas crooners

Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby had every reason to be jealous of each other, but any differences were put aside for "Happy Holidays With Bing and Frank," a 1957 episode of "The Frank Sinatra Show" with Crosby delivering his classic "White Christmas" while Sinatra ring-a-ding-dings in the holidays from a swingin' bachelor pad. 7 p.m. TCM

Peace and goodwill

Howie Mandel, who would never last four seconds in the ring, manages to host "WWE Tribute to the Troops: The 13th Annual Event" without so much as a bloody nose. The fighters show off their peaceful sides in this salute to the U.S. armed forces. 7 p.m. USA

Neal Justin