As we head into the holiday season, this week has a little bit of everything. From Beyoncé’s surprise album — which you should download now — to Ron Burgundy’s return in Anchorman 2 and every fall finale in between, here’s what we recommend you put on your schedule:

SUNDAY 12/15

Homeland season finale AND Beyoncé on iTunes

Homeland wraps up its third season this week — what’s in store for Brody and Carrie? Other than an hour of twists and turns, we can’t be sure!

Plus: Queen B’s newest album was secretly released on iTunes and is the perfect soundtrack for any weekend activity.

MONDAY 12/16

How I Met Your Mother, 8 p.m., CBS

In the mid-season finale, Marshall finally makes his way to the Farhampton Inn just as a wedding guest stirs up some trouble.


NCIS, 8 p.m., CBS

This fall finale centers around a mysterious illness that strikes a handful of military families giving Gibbs and the team a new type of investigation.


Michael Buble’s 3rd Annual Christmas Special, 10 p.m., NBC

If watching Michael Buble sing his favorite Christmas songs isn’t enough, the crooner will be joined by Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige.


The X Factor, 8 p.m., Fox

The season 3 winner will be crowned. Need we say more?

FRIDAY 12/20

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Ron Burgundy’s return to the big screen means we will be returning to our seats at our local theater. Is there any other way to “Stay Classy?”


Saturday Night Live, 11:29 p.m., NBC

SNL‘s mid-season finale will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon featuring musical guest Justin Timberlake. Really? Really? Trust us, there’s nothing better to do with your Saturday night.

SUNDAY 12/22

Inside Llewyn Davis wide release

If you haven’t seen it yet, the Coen Brothers’ latest film spends a week in the life of a young folk singer in 1961 New York. It’s the perfect way to spend a Sunday. Why? Two words: Oscar Isaac.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
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