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Around the Remote: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood bring the holidays home

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, shown in 2019, will take requests during a holiday concert from their home studio.  (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, shown in 2019, will take requests during a holiday concert from their home studio. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “Garth & Trisha Live! A Holiday Concert Event” – Early on in the pandemic, married country music superstars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood delighted millions of viewers with an intimate, freewheeling special during which they took song requests from their fans while sheltering in place. Now, the couple return to their home recording studio to take more requests, sing songs of the season and provide their good-natured brand of comfort and joy. The show will be tape-delayed on the West Coast. (8 p.m. Sunday, CBS).

Other bets

SUNDAY: Gayle King is our host for the “22nd Annual A Home for the Holidays.” Inspiring stories of adoption from foster care are shared in the special featuring performances by Josh Groban, Miranda Lambert, Meghan Trainor, Leslie Odom Jr. and Andrea Bocelli. (9 p.m., CBS).

MONDAY: The “Kid of the Year” special, which previously aired on Nickelodeon, celebrates the incredible achievements of five amazing American youngsters who were chosen from a field of more than 5,000. It culminates with the naming of Time magazine’s first-ever Kid of the Year. Trevor Noah hosts. (9 p.m., CBS).

TUESDAY: We’re expecting plenty of drama – and more than a few tears – as Tayshia brings her journey to a close on the most offbeat season of “The Bachelorette.” Will someone put a ring on it? (8 p.m., ABC).

TUESDAY: “Under the Grapefruit Tree: The C.C. Sabathia Story” is a compelling documentary in which the former New York Yankees pitching ace recounts his remarkable big-league journey – one that was almost derailed by a longtime battle with addiction. (9 p.m., HBO).

WEDNESDAY: Another merry and very bright season of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” comes to a close with more epic illuminated displays, including one family’s interactive layout in Burbank, California, designed to look like a mini-Disneyland. (9 p.m., ABC).

THURSDAY: Every time you watch Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life,” an angel gets its wings, or a TV executive gets a raise – or something like that. It’s time to book a return trip to Bedford Falls. (8 p.m., NBC).

THURSDAY: The holidays just aren’t complete without the annual 24-hour marathon of “A Christmas Story.” We triple-dog dare you to watch all 12 consecutive airings. (8 p.m., TBS).

FRIDAY: Pixar’s new animated feature “Soul” is another 2020 big-tent film to bypass a theatrical release. It follows a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at New York’s best jazz club. But one small misstep sends him to the Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities before they go to Earth. (Disney+).

FRIDAY: Does prolific producer Shonda Rhimes have another hit on her hands? Her new period drama series “Bridgerton” follows the eldest daughter of a powerful family (Phoebe Dynevor) as she enters Regency London’s competitive marriage market. Plenty of romance, sex and scandal ensue. (Netflix).

FRIDAY: On the “Call the Midwife 2020 Holiday Special,” everyone at Nonnatus House is looking forward to traditional celebrations with all the trimmings. Of course, nothing goes quite according to plan. (9 p.m., PBS).

SATURDAY: Brace yourself for more small-town hijinks, crazy feuds and wacky wordplay. Season 9 of the Canadian cult hit “Letterkenny” returns with all seven episodes out today. (Hulu).

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