Survivor: South Pacific (7 p.m., Ch. 2): The competition continues.
The Middle (7 p.m., Ch. 4): Axl plays a trick on Sue, who is now in high school with him.
Christmas in Rockefeller Center (7 p.m., Ch. 5): The 79th-annual tree-lighting takes place in New York; scheduled performers include Tony Bennett, Justin Bieber, Michael Bubl, Cee Lo Green, Faith Hill, Carole King, Katharine McPhee, Javier Colon and Megan Hilty; Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie host.
The X Factor (7 p.m., Ch. 13): The top seven perform.
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (7 p.m., Ch. 15): Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo and the gang inadvertently misdirect three letters intended for Santa, so they decide to deliver them personally.
College basketball: Arizona at BYU (7 p.m., BYUTV); Denver at Utah State (7 p.m., KCSG)
Criminal Minds (8 p.m., Ch. 2): The team tries to stop a killer from striking again after the body of a kidnapped woman is found in an alley.
Modern Family (8 p.m., Ch. 4): Phil takes Haley to visit his alma mater.
Harrys Law (8 p.m., Ch. 5): Harry and Adam argue on behalf of parents whose son died after receiving a concussive blow during a high-school football game.
The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!: Countdown to Musics Biggest Night (9 p.m., Ch. 2): Nominations are announced; scheduled performers include Jason Aldean and Lady Gaga; LL Cool J hosts.
Revenge (9 p.m., Ch. 4): Recent scandals leave the Graysons on edge
Law & Order: SVU (9 p.m., Ch. 5): A child disappears on his way home from school.