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Originally published Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 5:34 AM

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Wednesday TV Picks: ‘Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor’

TV picks for Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, include “Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor” on BBC America, “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” on ABC and “Christmas in Yellowstone” on KCTS.

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‘Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor’

The series’ annual Christmas episode is the last for the 11th Doctor (played by Matt Smith). The episode also features the first appearance by the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi. 6 and 9:05 p.m. Wednesday on BBC America (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Wednesday

“Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade,” 9 a.m. (ABC): Disney characters on parade celebrate the holiday; scheduled performers include Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Demi Lovato, Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo; Neil Patrick Harris and Nick Cannon host.

“The Real Story of Christmas,” 10 a.m. (History): Early versions of Santa Claus, Ebenezer Scrooge, George Bailey, the Grinch and Rudolph accompany accounts of the origins of Christmas traditions.

“Swing Time” (1936), 7 p.m. (TCM): Gambler/dancer Lucky falls for dance teacher Penny while engaged to Margaret.

“Christmas in Yellowstone,” 8 p.m. (KCTS): Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park adapts to cold conditions as winter approaches.

“Raising Hope,” 9:30 p.m. (Fox): When Burt is forced to cancel the town’s annual festival, everyone blames him for ruining Christmas.

“The Producers” (1968), 10:15 p.m. (Sundance): A Broadway producer and his accountant back a surefire flop: “Springtime for Hitler.”

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