8:00 A Charlie Brown Christmas (SPECIAL)
9:00 Modern Family #81 "When a Tree Falls"
9:30 Suburgatory #28 "Friendship Fish"
10:00 Nashville #7 "Lovesick Blues"
ABC is starting the night with A Charlie Brown Christmas which does well every single year so that should continue. It is followed by Modern Family and Suburgatory which I could see being up and that might extend to Nashville as well if Charlie Brown lights up the whole night.
Prediction: Family - 12.4 million, 4.9/Suburgatory - 7.8 million, 2.8/Nashville - 6.4 million, 2.0
9:00 Criminal Minds #171 "Magnificent Light"
10:00 CSI #282 "Strip Maul"
CBS is all new with its regular lineup which will certainly be up from last week's Thanksgiving Eve numbers.
Prediction: Survivor - 9.9 million, 2.7/Criminal - 12.4 million, 3.1/CSI - 11.1 million, 2.4
8:00 Christmas in Rockefeller Center (SPECIAL)
9:00 SNL Christmas Special (SPECIAL)
NBC has two holiday specials. The Rockefeller special should do decently even against Charlie Brown on ABC but I don't think they'll get much mileage from the SNL special which has aired for a couple years now.
FOX8:00 The X Factor
FOX is all new with The X Factor and I think it'll be up from last week's Thanksgiving eve showing.
Prediction: Factor - 8.0 million, 2.8