By Tom Gliatto Emily Strohm Patrick Gomez
December 23, 2013 12:00 PM

>Are there any new holiday specials destined to be classics? Carrie Underwood‘s Sound of Music Live! is on NBC’s wish list. CBS, meanwhile, reaches back to 1956 for its I Love Lucy Christmas Special (Dec. 20, 8 p.m. ET/PT). The hour pairs the famous “grape-stomp” episode with a Santa-themed rarity rediscovered in 1989. The plot is rudimentary, but the special reminds us that Ball was more than a great physical comedian. Her guileless charm is the mold for everyone from Amy Poehler to Zooey Deschanel.