FRIDAY NBC: Smurfs' Christmas (8-8:30 p.m.) Repeat of animated tale of holiday entrapment by the Stranger and Gargamel.
NBC: NFL Football (12:30 p.m.)
Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets, live from New York.
CBS: NFL Football (4 p.m.)
Atlanta at Miami, live from Miami.
PBS: Luciano Pavarotti in Concert (8-10 p.m.)
Tenor in San Francisco recital hosted by Richard Thomas.
WTBS: The 1983 Nobel Prize Ceremonies (8:05-10:05 p.m.) Cable SuperStation on tape from Stockholm.
ARTS: Tintypes (9-10:55 p.m.)
Cable culture channel depicts US history from 1890-1920 in musical revue.
CBS: A Charlie Brown Christmas (8-8:30 p.m.)
A repeat of this Peanuts classic.
PBS: Callas: An International Celebration (8-9:30 p.m.)
''Great Performances'' hosts a 60th birthday salute to the great Callas from all over Europe.
NBC: Boone (8-9 p.m.)
One of the best family sitcoms.
NBC: Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (9-11 p.m.)
Bittersweet reunion of Michael and Melissa and some others.
CBS: Cook and Peary: The Race to the Pole (9-11 p.m.)
Richard Chamberlain and Rod Steiger battle for arctic recognition in icy melodrama.
PBS: Vietnam: A Television History (9-10 p.m.)
Next to last in this extraordinary series (see adjoining column).
PBS: In Performance at the White House (8-9 p.m.)
A gospel celebration from Shiloh Church in Washington.
PBS: The Store (9-11 p.m.)
Superb documentarian Frederick Wiseman turns his incisive camera on a great department store, Dallas's Neiman-Marcus.
Please check local listings, or with local stations, for all programs, especially ones on PBS.