THE KACEY MUSGRAVES CHRISTMAS SHOW Stream on Amazon. Kacey Musgraves is an artist who can create her personal psychedelic, technicolor world impressed by sepia-tone, traditional nation music. That’s the vanity behind this Christmas particular, which pays tribute to vacation selection reveals of the previous hosted by Bing Crosby, Johnny Cash and the Carpenters. Musgraves has tapped an all-star solid that features Dan Levy of “Schitt’s Creek,” Kendall Jenner and the Radio City Rockettes to assist her convey her 2016 Christmas album “A Very Kacey Christmas” to life. Leon Bridges, Camila Cabello, Lana Del Rey, James Corden and Zooey Deschanel cease by to carry out songs from that album and the Christmas canon with Musgraves, whereas Troye Sivan joins the singer within the debut of a brand new collaboration known as “Glittery.” Even Musgraves’s grandmother Nana stops by to unfold some Christmas cheer.
MIDSOMER MURDERS Stream on Acorn TVand BritBox. Despite the very best efforts of Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and Detective Sergeant Winter (Nick Hendrix), the homicide charge within the fictional English county of Midsomer simply retains climbing. The 21st season of this present takes the detectives into the worlds of beekeeping, aggressive dance contests, miniature doll homes and a rivalry between fishermen and mud runners to uncover the villagers’ secrets and techniques, passions and jealousies that boil over into foul play.
I LOST MY BODY (2019) Stream on Netflix. Part love story, part adventure odyssey, this imaginative animated feature tells the outlandish tale of a young man living in Paris whose hand gets mysteriously severed from his body. In one timeline told through flashbacks, Naoufel, a pizza delivery driver, works to change his life after meeting a librarian named Gabrielle. The more macabre present sees the severed appendage embarking on a journey to reconnect with its owner. The director Jérémy Clapin “shoots the hand as if it could see, frequently animating it scuttling on the ground to emphasize its smallness and its vulnerability in a hostile world,” Teo Bugbee wrote in her review for The New York Times. “The hand takes on pigeons, rats and cars in its journey back to Naoufel’s body, and the breakneck pace of these scenes contributes to the sensory overload in which every new image presents a fresh reason to recoil.”
APOLLO 11 (2019) 9 p.m. on CNN. Sourced almost entirely from rediscovered archival footage and around 11,000 hours of audio recordings, this documentary offers an intimate look behind the scenes of the first successful lunar mission. Additionally, the director, Todd Douglas Miller, “uses simple but effective white-on-black graphics, graphic animations and, occasionally, footage set up in split-screen to highlight particularly harrowing maneuvers, to convey the complications of the actions the Apollo 11 crew had to so precisely execute,” A.O. Scott wrote in his New York Times review. “The impact is nearly mind-boggling.”