SATURDAY Nutcracker on Ice (NBC, 4-6 p.m.): Olympic gold medalist Dorothy Hamill in a skating version of the traditional Christmas ballet on ``SportsWorld,'' from the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. SUNDAY A Christmas Carol (CBS, 9-11 p.m.): As Scrooge, George C. Scott joins the ranks of great Bah-Humbug artists in this 1985 dramatization of the Dickens novel, filmed on location in Shrewsbury, England, and well worth this rebroadcast.

Blackadder's Christmas Carol (A&E cable, 10-11 p.m., repeated 2 a.m.): Definitely not the familiar version, this spoof stars British comedian Rowan Atkinson as a sweet-natured Ebenezer who has the Christmas spirit knocked out of him.

MONDAY The Homecoming, A Christmas Story (CBS, 12:30-2:30 p.m.): Earl Hamner's award-winning 1971 drama about a rural family in the depression era - starring Richard Thomas and Patricia Neal - was the basis for TV's well-loved ``Waltons'' series.

WEDNESDAY A"ida (PBS, 8-11 p.m.): The Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi's opera set in ancient Egypt stars Pl'acido Domingo as Radames and Aprile Millo in the title role.

Please check local listings for all programs, especially on PBS.

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