Television: Dec. 20, 1968

Thursday, December 19

THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY (NBC, 7:30-8 p.m.).* An animated musical, based on the popular Christmas song, featuring the voices of Greer Garson, Jose Ferrer and the Vienna Choir Boys.

THURSDAY NIGHT MOVIE (CBS, 9-11 p.m.). Guns at Batasi (1964), a tart, topical drama about a military coup in Africa, starring Richard Attenborough as a starched relic of the Kipling era, hopelessly out of touch with the age of Kenyatta.

Friday, December 20

THE NUTCRACKER (CBS, 7:30-8:30 p.m.). The New York City Ballet, with Edward Villella, Melissa Hayden and Patricia McBride in...