A Holiday Sampler
THE CHRISTMAS WIFE (HBO, Dec. 12, 15, 18, 21, 24). Widower Jason Robards turns to a matchmaker for relief from a lonely holiday.
BOB HOPE'S JOLLY CHRISTMAS SHOW (NBC, Dec. 17, 8 p.m. EST). The usual sleighful of one-liners.
PEE-WEE'S PLAYHOUSE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (CBS, Dec. 21, 8 p.m. EST). With Chairry, Globey and gobs of guest stars.
A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES (PBS, Dec. 21, 8 p.m. on most stations). Denholm Elliot in Dylan Thomas' tale.
TATTERTOWN (Nickelodeon, Dec. 21, 23, 25). A new holiday cartoon from irreverent animator Ralph Bakshi.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL (CBS, Dec. 22,...