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“Glee” (8 p.m., Fox). It’s a very special Christmas episode, and it turns out Brittany still believes in Santa. And one Grinchy faculty member wants to crush her hopes. Guess who?

“Raising Hope” (9 p.m., Fox). Jimmy tries to secure a doll for Hope’s first Christmas, and Virginia tries to get the family into the church’s living Nativity scene. Hilarity ensues.

“House Hunters International” (10:30 p.m., HGTV). An Illinois couple looks for a home in Dubai. Pretty much anything about Dubai is fascinating, so this should be worth a look.

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“Inside the Actor’s Studio” (8 p.m., Bravo). James Lipton fawns over James Franco, but Franco’s an interesting enough actor to deserve it. Keep the volume down, though, apparently Franco’s fans scream for him pretty much the entire hour.

“Eureka” (9 p.m., Syfy). It’s a Christmas special to hold you over until the new season starts next summer, and the town is threatened by a hydrogen crystal experiment gone wrong. Hey, Santa’s sleigh doesn’t run on jet fuel . . .

“Warehouse 13” (10 p.m., Syfy). Another Christmas special standalone episode, as Judd Hirsch guest-stars as Artie’s estranged dad, while Pete and Myka investigate some Santa Claus robberies.

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“Cupcake Wars” (9 p.m., Food Network). Season premiere . I’ve reached my limit of food competition shows.

“Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys” (10 p.m., Sundance). Series premiere. A new reality show about straight women who cling to gay male best friends. Sounds boring, and the reviews I’ve seen say the title is the best, most clever thing the series has going for it.