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updated 12/19/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/19/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

FOR MOST OF US, THIS IS THE HIGH holy time of year. For TV it's the silly season, chock-full of specious "specials." Representative of December's dreck are this week's dog-and-pony show, Circus of the Stars Goes to Disneyland (CBS, Fri., Dec. 16, 8 p.m. ET), next week's spiceless variety hour, Kathie Lee...Looking for Christmas (CBS, Wed., Dec. 21, 9 p.m. ET) and, of course, the capstone, that perennial ode to desperation, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '95 (ABC, Sat., Dec. 31, 11:30 p.m. ET). Here's wishing for better viewing in the New Year.

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