‘A Christmas Story’
It’s the 20th anniversary of “24 Hours of ‘A Christmas Story’ ” (8 p.m. Saturday, TBS and TNT), the programming stunt that made Ralphie and his quest for a genuine Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle a holiday institution.
‘It’s a Wonderful Life’
George Bailey’s (Jimmy Stewart) being alive in “It’s a Wonderful Life” (8 p.m. Saturday, NBC) changed many lives, none more than that of his true love, Mary (Donna Reed), whom he saved from the cruelest fate of all: the life of a single librarian.
“Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio” finds the 12th Doctor (Peter Capaldi) trying to save New York from aliens. See it at 9 p.m. Sunday on BBC America or at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Colonnade, The Orleans, Sam’s Town, Santa Fe, South Point and Village Square.
Natalie Portman delivers one of the year’s best performances, portraying Jackie Kennedy in the hours and days after her husband’s assassination, in “Jackie” (now playing at multiple locations).
‘Captain America: Civil War’
There may not be a more entertaining sequence in any movie released in 2015 than the airport battle in “Captain America: Civil War” (Sunday, Netflix).