For the week starting Friday, Dec. 26. Times are E.S.T., subject to change.
Metropolitan Opera (Sat. 2 p.m., ABC). Verdi's Il Trovatore, with Cloe Elmo, Stella Roman, Jussi Bjoerling, Leonard Warren.
Blue-Gray Game (Sat. 2:45 p.m., Mutual). North v. South on the gridiron, at Grampton Bowl, Montgomery, Ala.
National Football League Championship (Sun. 2 p.m., ABC). The Chicago Cardinals v. the Philadelphia Eagles.
New Year's Eve (Wed. 12 midnight, all networks). The big noise in Times Square and elsewhere, interlarded with dance music all night long.
The Bowl Games (Thurs., all networks). A wide choice: Kansas v. Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl (1:45 p.m., CBS);...