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Scott D. Pierce
Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

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Tuesday on Utah TV: Christmas means Dr. Seuss and lots of hoops

If you're a big fan of Dr. Seuss, you've got a lot of choices tonight. A lot of overlapping choices.

ABC has the classic, animated, 1966 version of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (7 p.m., Ch. 4), followed by the not-so-classic, 2000 movie version of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (7:30 p.m., Ch. 4), which starred Jim Carrey.

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NBC has the 2008 movie Horton Hears a Who! (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5), which also featured Jim Carrey.

And PBS has The Cat In the Hat Knows a Lot About That (7 p.m., Ch. 7), an animated special that debuted this year.

Elsewhere on TV ...

A Christmas Story (6 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., TBS): The 24-hour marathon continues.

Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade (9 a.m., ABC/Ch. 4): In addition to all the Disney characters, performers include Lady Antebellum, the Backstreet Boys, Colbie Caillat, Brad Paisley, Ross Lynch, TobyMac, Phillip Phillips and Yolanda Adams.

Indiana Jones marathon: Cable's USA Network airs all four films - "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (10:25 a.m.); "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (12:58 p.m.); "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (3:32 p.m.); and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (6:21 p.m.)

NBA: The Jazz aren't playing, but a third of the league is - Celtics at Nets (10 a.m., ESPN); New York Knicks at Los Angeles Lakers (1 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4); Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat (3:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4):; Houston Rockets at Chicago Bulls (6 p.m ESPN); Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Clippers (8:30 p.m., ESPN)

New Girl (7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., and 8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): It's a four-episode, mini-marathon of repeats.

Doctor Who (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): In the annual Christmas episode, the Doctor helps a young governess battle a frosty menace.



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