Brace yourself. The holiday season is upon us, bringing with it tidings of great joy, to be sure, but also crowds of shoppers, mountains of fattening food and hordes of sloppily sentimental TV specials.
The first of TV's new season's greetings shows, "Miracle at Moreaux," arrives tonight on public television's family-oriented "Wonderworks" series (8 p.m. on Channel 28, 9 p.m. on Channel 50).
Set in France in December, 1943, it's the story of a nun (played by Loretta Swit) and her students at a Catholic school who take it upon themselves to hide three Jewish children from the occupying Nazi forces.
On the positive side, the hourlong drama is commendable for being the rare TV program to acknowledge Hanukkah, that "other" December holiday. And it goes lightly on the sentimentality.