IN BOOKSTORES: Duty, Honor, Victory: America's Athletes in World War II, by Gary Bloomfield
Vintage photos and riveting tales about Yogi Berra, Ted Williams and others who served.
?HAPPY BIRTHDAY! David Pearson, 69. The Silver Fox is a three-time Winston Cup champ and second in alltime wins, and he says, "I quit countin' [birthdays] long ago."
FORT WORTH BOWL: BOISE STATE (11-1) VS TCU (11-1)
ESPN 7:30 PM
Two top offenses. Underrated Boise State QB Ryan Dinwiddie has 4,031 yards, 28 TDs and just 5 INTs.
?IN BOOKSTORES: Letters to a Young Gymnast, by Nadia Comaneci ?The five-time gold medalist tells her story, from Romanian elementary school to landing seven 10s at the 76 Games at age 14.
REBELS OF OAKLAND: THEA'S, THE RAIDERS, THE '70S
HBO 4:30 PM
Rare footage and revealing interviews with John Madden, Vida Blue and even Tom Hanks, a former vendor at Oakland Coliseum.
? LAS VEGAS BOWL: NEW MEXICO (8-4) VS. OREGON STATE (7-5)
ESPN 7:30 PM
For when you tire of TNT's 24-hour marathon of A Christmas Story.
ROCKETS AT LAKERS
ABC 8:30 PM
Season's greetings: Shaquille O'Neal and Yao Ming meet for the first time, and former Magic coach Doc Rivers debuts as a co-analyst with Al Michaels. Rivers was away coaching on the last two Christmases. "My kids are used to not having Santa Claus around," he says, "but they still get the gifts, so they're happy."