Picks and Pans Review: Taping Tip
WEDNESDAY (DEC. 14) IS A NIGHT OF sublime music on cable. Christmas with Vince Gill invokes the holiday spirit on TNN (7:30 p.m. ET). The Sooner crooner employs a choir, an orchestra and guests including Amy Grant and Michael McDonald to put on a classy show packed with seasonal standards. But the night's maximum VCR alert is reserved for the revival of a star long presumed in eclipse: Bob Dylan. MTV Unplugged (8 p.m. ET) seems to have been designed for the sphinx-like songwriter. The show's intimate acoustic setting lends Dylan's set—from a reverent "With God on Our Side" to an aroused "All Along the Watchtower"—the homey tenor of the Basement Tapes. We are not worthy!