TV Gord’s WHAT’S ON for the week of December 23rd to 29th, 2018.

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A smattering of specials on a light week in the TV game. (Fans of the musical, Hamilton, hopefully have a way to record shows, because two specials on Wednesday prominently feature that record-breaking show.) Merry Christmas and Happy viewing!

Sunday

Excellence Awards 2018 – 7:30 to 8:30pm on Omni

Celebrating the achievement of youth leaders and members of the community of African descent.

The Year: 2018 – 9 to 11pm on ABC

ABC’s annual synopsis of the year’s most memorable moments.

Tuesday

Call the Midwife Holiday Special – 9 to 10:30pm on PBS

Wednesday

Royal Variety Performance 2018 – 8 to 10pm on CBC

This year’s special features the West End cast of Hamilton, as well as Take That, George Ezra, Clean Bandit, Andre Bocelli and his son Matteo, Cirque du Soleil and more.

The 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors – 8 to 10pm on CBS

Recognition is paid to Cher, Philip Glass, Reba McEntire, Wayne Shorter, and the co-creators of Hamilton.

2018 Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 – 9 to 10pm on MTV

Highlights from November’s concert to honour the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela.

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