December 12, 1988 12:00 PM

>THE NUTCRACKER Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland dance this seasonal delight, from 1982. (PBS, Wed., Dec. 7, 10:30 p.m.)

A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL WITH LUCIANO PAVAROTTI Singing classics in Canada. (PBS, Thurs., Dec. 8, 8 p.m.)

THE HUMAN RIGHTS NOW TOUR Tracy Chapman, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Youssou N’Dour and Bruce Springsteen in an Amnesty International concert from Buenos Aires. (HBO, Sat., Dec. 10, 8 p.m.)

1988 NOBEL PRIZE CEREMONIES The world’s best and brightest win big in Stockholm. (TBS, Sat., Dec. 10, 11:05 p.m.)

CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS Good cheer from Britain and the Royal College of Music Chamber Choir. (PBS, Mon., Dec. 12, 10 p.m.)

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