12/17/1984 at 01:00 AM EST
>THE NIGHT THEY SAVED CHRISTMAS ABC (Thursday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m. ET)
Jaclyn Smith rescues Santa.
A AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE: TOMORROW PBS (Monday, Dec. 17,9 p.m. ET)
A 1972 classic film (based on a story by William Faulkner) starring Robert Duvall and written by Horton Foote, the team that brought you Tender Mercies. Duvall gives a heartfelt performance as a simple, gentle Mississippi man.
ELTON JOHN BREAKING HEARTS TOUR Showtime (Sunday, Dec. 23, 8 p.m. ET)
Elton sings oldies and newies on what was, he insists, his last big tour.
WILLIE NELSON'S NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY—LIVEHBO (Monday, Dec. 31, 11 p.m. ET)
Willie and Waylon Jennings croon in the new year from Houston.