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Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways Is Actually Three Nights of Uplifting Holiday TV

ALSO: The Voice, The Flash, The Moodys, The Conners, Michelle Wolf: Joke Show, and more
  • Chrissy Teigen, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Aniston and Robert Downey Jr. join Ellen DeGeneres in honoring deserving Americans by giving them fabulous prizes in Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways. (Photo: Mike Rozman/NBC)
    Chrissy Teigen, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Aniston and Robert Downey Jr. join Ellen DeGeneres in honoring deserving Americans by giving them fabulous prizes in Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways. (Photo: Mike Rozman/NBC)

    Following in the tradition of Oprah's Favorite Things, every December Ellen DeGeneres uses twelve episodes of her top-rated daytime talk show to shower gifts on her studio audience. This year, she's taking the concept to a whole new level with three primetime broadcasts in which not only will she surprise her audience with prizes, but she and a variety of very special guests will present life-changing gifts to some truly deserving individuals from across the country.  

    HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Jennifer Aniston joins Ellen DeGeneres for part one of Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways. Other guests include Justin Timberlake, Melissa McCarthy, Robert Downey Jr., Jason Momoa, Michael B. Jordan, and Michelle Obama. The fun continues over the next two nights. Watch the preview8:00 PM ET on NBC

    NEW EPISODE: Three performers will be waved on to the final at the start of tonight's episode of The Voice before the bottom two are shown the door, leaving the remaining three to battle it out for the last spot on next week's two night finale. 9:00 PM ET on NBC

    NEW EPISODE: Black Lightning jumps into the action as Crisis on Infinite Earths hits The Flash for night three before taking a month-long intermission. The mega-crossover event airs its final two installments January 14th with the return of Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    SEASON FINALE: Sean Sr. (Denis Leary) is honored to be a part of Midnight Mass o The Moodys, only to see all hell break loose as unexpected guests and a boatload of unwanted surprises threaten to irrevocably derail the family's holiday plans. The final two episodes of the holiday event series air back-to-back beginning at 9:00 PM ET on Fox

    NEW EPISODE: A special Christmas episode of The Conners finds Dan (John Goodman) nurturing hard feelings as almost everyone forgets his birthday. Meanwhile, Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) is rude to Louise (Katey Sagal). 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    COMEDY SPECIAL: Following the cancelation of her short-lived Netflix talk show, Michelle Wolf returns to the streaming service with Michelle Wolf: Joke Show. The comedian's latest stand-up special raises troubling questions about otters, labradoodles, and animal husbandry. Watch the previewStreaming on Netflix

    ALSO TONIGHT

    • Bless This Mess spends Christmas with Rio (Lake Bell) and Mike (Dax Shepard) as their romantic holiday plans are derailed by a snow-balling series of calamities. 8:30 PM ET on ABC
    • Belichick & Saban: The Art of Coaching profiles two of the winningest coaches in NFL history. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on HBO
    • Making It's week-long second season sprint continues with another new episode. 10:00 PM ET on NBC

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways, NBC, Ellen DeGeneres, Holiday Programming