Children ages 4 months to 14 years are seen dancing, singing and acting on The Canadian Brass: A Christmas Special (A&E, Sunday at 10 p.m.). The show includes interviews with the children and home movies of the Brass and the kids. The Toronto Children's Choir also performs. For the family.
Rizzo and Clifford discover Gary Cahuenga, a ventriloquist's puppet who has been locked away in a storage box for 40 years, on The Muppets Tonight (Disney Channel, Sunday at 6:30 p.m.). Illusionists Penn & Teller also make the mistake of inviting the Muppets to take part in their act. Actress Kathy Najimy and heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield make cameo appearances. For the family.
A young girl (Liesel Matthews) lives a life of luxury in India with her father but her life changes drastically when he is called to military service during World War I in A Little Princess (ABC, Sunday at 7 p.m.). For the family.
Nickelodeon's fifth annual New Year's Eve Celebration (Nickelodeon, Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.) rings in 1998 with a countdown of the channel's Top 10 toons of 1997, beginning with a "Hey Arnold!" show. Episodes of "Rugrats," "AAAHH!!! Real Monsters" and "The Angry Beavers" also are shown. For ages 4 to 8.