Worth noting on TV

FRIDAY Andy Williams and the NBC Kids Search for Santa (NBC, 8-9 p.m.): The quest for Santa takes Andy to Finland with the youngsters from various NBC family shows.

Baryshnikov by Tharp (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): Repeat of classic ``Great Performances'' of innovative Twyla Tharp dances performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov and the American Ballet Theatre.

Windows on Women (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): Ruby Dee introduces a retrospective look at PBS women's programming in honor of the United Nations Decade for Women. SATURDAY

Newton's Apple (PBS 7:30-8 p.m.): Ira Flatow makes science fun for the family in a fascinating continuing series. SUNDAY

A Christmas Carol (CBS, 9-11 p.m.): George C. Scott is Scrooge in repeat of Dickens classic.

A Land Untamed (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): Segment 2 of ``Lone Star,'' dealing with the Indian tribes who preceded the Spanish in Texas. Host is Larry Hagman, a.k.a. J. R. Ewing. MONDAY

Palaces of Reason and Delight (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): Part 2 of ``Treasure Houses of Britain,'' focusing on Houghton Hall, Drumlanrig Castle, and Burghley. TUESDAY

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): From the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, a program of readings and carols. WEDNESDAY

A California Christmas (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): A musical salute, filmed at Newport Beach around the lighting of the nation's tallest Christmas tree. Host is Pat Boone, and performers include Glen Campbell, Jos'e Feliciano, and many others.

Please check local listings for all programs, especially on PBS, since local option allows for many changes in day and time.

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