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'Skating with the Stars' finale and free skating lessons for you

I'm sure you all know that the "Skating with the Stars" finale is tonight (8pm, ABC). Actually, I don't think that many people are watching, so maybe you don't know.

But either way, this is the time of year the mind turns to skates, mittens, and hot chocolate (and if you're me, toss in an ace bandage and an insurance card). For all of our readers itching to hit the ice, whether you're just learning to navigate or trying to perfect your triple axel, you'll want to check out our special giveaway of free ice-skating lessons at The Polar Ice House.

What to Watch on Tuesday: 'Skating with the Stars' finale

Skating with the Stars (8pm, ABC) - The final two couples (including stars Bethenny Frankel and Rebecca Buddig) perform tonight and then a winner is crowned. Also, Johnny Weir, Jennifer Wester, Denis Petukhov, and Keauna McLaughlin perform to Alicia Key's "Trying to Sleep with a Broken Heart."

A Christmas Carol (9pm, TNT) - The early 90's production with Patrick Stewart at Ebenezer Scrooge in the Dickens Christmas classic. Also stars Richard E. Grant and Joel Gray.

Price of Admission: America's College Debt Crisis (9pm, CNBC) - The potential that the student loan industry has for becoming the next financial bubble to burst (like the subprime mortgage business) is examined in this one-hour special. A close look is taken at the lack of consumer protections for student loans and claims that colleges are hiding the true default rates of student loans. Merry Christmas!

The Polar Express (9pm, ABC Family) - The enchanting animated Christmas fable about a doubting 8-year-old boy who's whisked to the North Pole by a mysterious train conductor (voiced by Tom Hanks).

Auction Kings (10pm, Discovery) - Featured items tonight, Johnny Cash's autographed guitar, a 17th-century treasure chest, and a trading knife made from a jawbone.

Facebook Bonus Giveaway: Learn to ice skate just like the stars!

We may never get the call to compete on ABC's "Skating with the Stars" (airs tonight at 8pm), but we think our readers are just as special and talented as those, er, celebrities. And now, if you win our spectacular Facebook Bonus Giveaway prize, you could end up skating just as well as those D-Listers, too!

That's because ... (drum roll) ... the Polar Ice House has agreed to give one of our lucky readers free figure skating lessons! Just like the "stars!"

The winner gets nine 30-minute group classes with 30 minutes of practice during the skate school hour. The classes are taught by U.S Figure Skating Association qualified instructors in a safe, supervised learning environment. The beginner classes teach you how to do awesome moves on the ice like swizzles, strokes and starts, and snow plows. If you're more advanced, you may be ready to try a freestyle class where you learn waltz jumps, salchows, and lutz jumps like a pro.

What to Watch on Monday: Dancing and skating with the so-called stars

Dancing with the Stars (8pm, ABC) - It's the final week of performances, as if any of that really matters. The three remaining couples perform two dances each. The winner is announced on Tuesday night's show.

How I Met Your Mother (8pm, CBS) - Ted spends Thanksgiving with Zoe after his plans to make dinner for his friends are foiled when they spend the night with a college friend, "The Blitz," who brings bad luck wherever he goes.

Chuck (8pm, NBC) - When a shadowy international spy named the Belgian (Richard Chamberlain) inches closer to the truth of the Intersect, Team Bartowski slips deep into the jungles of Southeast Asia to thwart him, and Sarah sets forth on a rogue mission.

Skating with the Stars (9:11pm, ABC) - ABC tries to bank on the popularity of "Dancing with the Stars" with this skating show that really, really stretches the accepted definition of "star." The biggest names: Vince Neil, Bethenny Frankel, and Sean Young.

LennonNYC (9pm, UNC-TV) - Archival footage, studio outtakes, and remarks from Yoko Ono, photographer Bob Gruen and others make up this documentary which chronicles John Lennon's life after moving from Britain to New York in 1971. It recalls the tempest he and Yoko Ono stirred in the early 70s, his immigration battle to stay in the U.S., his "lost weekend" in L.A., and his reemergence in 1980 with "Double Fantasy."

The Kennedy Detail (9pm, Discovery) - President John F. Kennedy's assassination is discussed by members of the Secret Service detail charged with protecting him on November 22, 1963.

Lie to Me (9pm, Fox) - Cal helps a woman with early-onset Alzheimer's (Annette O'Toole) reconstruct a memory, and unearths a secret that could prove deadly in the process.

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