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Today in TV: December 24, 2013

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Here are some notable events in TV history for today:

The first Televised Christmas Midnight Mass was seen this day, from St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City on this date in 1948.

The Lennon Sisters made their "Lawrence Welk Show" debut on this date in 1955 on ABC.

The first opera written for TV, "Amahl and the Night Visitors" by Gian Carlo Menotti was broadcast on this date in 1951.

WPIX in New York City first broadcast its "Yule Log" show on this date in 1966. The program featured footage of a yule log in a fireplace accompanied by Christmas music. It was suspended in 1990 and brought back in 2001 after the 9/11 attacsk.

Here are some notable birthdays for today:

Ryan Seacrest of "American Idol" celebrates a birthday today.

Fronteirsman Kit Carson was born on this day. He was played on TV in a syndicated 1950s TV show by Bill Williams.

Mark Valley, who portrayed Brad Chase on "Boston Legal" was born today.

Diedrich Bader who portrayed Oswald Harvey on "The Drew Carey Show" celebrates a birthday today.

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