Gifts for everyone
Amazon Prime recently dropped three holiday-themed specials, each aimed at a specific audience. The animated “If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie” will surely have preschoolers begging their parents for a pet rodent. “The Snowy Day,” which addresses a slightly older demographic, is a lighthearted take on the joys of diversity, with Laurence Fishburne reading excerpts from the award-winning children’s book of the same name. The best of the bunch, “An American Girl Story — Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas,” may bore grade-schoolers, but tweeners should be delighted by the movie’s plucky protagonist and the message that the ultimate gift is in the giving.
Now streaming on Amazon Prime
Life is a carnival
Rock fans have scored recently with well-received autobiographies by Brian Wilson, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello. Robbie Robertson’s new contribution, “Testimony,” is getting similar raves, and has me pumped to re-watch 1978’s “The Last Waltz,” the greatest rock concert documented on film. The show, which ended up being the last stand for the Band with Robertson, is spectacular, with guest appearances from Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan and Neil Young.
7 p.m. Tuesday, TPT Life
Producers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck don’t appear onscreen in the pilot for “Incorporated,” but their concerns about climate change are all over this stark pilot, in which a future America is divided by walls and starving for electricity, all because their ancestors didn’t take better care of the Earth.
9 p.m., Syfy; first episode available free at syfy.com