THURSDAY: International Performance. Ludmilla Tcherina performs the "Dance of the Seven Veils" in Oscar Wilde's drama of Biblical decadence. "Salome," CH. 2, 9 p.m. Color. 90 min.

SATURDAY: Is Paris Burning? An all-star cast including Orson Welles, Alain Delon, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Kirk Douglas, Anthony Perkins, and Yves Montand fails to rescue this confused French account of the 1944 Liberation of Paris. CH. 5. 11:30 p.m. B.W. 2 hrs. 30 min.

SUNDAY: The Snows of Killmanjaro. As Hemingway movies go, one of the better. Gregory Peck portrays a played-out hunter-writer in this 1952 expansion of the short story, and Susan Hayward does the bitchy wife act. CH. 56. 2 p.m. Color. 2 hrs.

The House Without A Christmas Tree. Sentimental story of a small-town Nebraska Christmas in 1946 kicks off the Christmas Special season. Emmy-winner Paul Bogart ("Look Homeward, Angel") directs Jason Robards, Lisa Lucas, and Mildred Netwick, CH. 7. Color. 7:30 p.m. 90 min.

MONDAY: How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Theodore Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) at his best, CH. 7, 8 p.m. Color. 30 min.


ABC News Special. "The Vandals" is a film essay by Harry Reasoner that looks at the American way of defiling things, from subway graffiti to a candid camera sequence of vandals demolishing an abandoned car, CH. 6, 8:30 p.m. Color. 30 min.

The Hire Hand peter Fonda's 1971 directorial debut, CH. 4. 9 p.m. Color. 2 hrs.

TUESDAY: Jose Fellciane. The blind singer hosts a concert filmed in New York City. CH. 5, 7:30 p.m. Color. 60 min.

A War of Children. Tailored-for-television film about the bloody Catholic-Protestant warfare in Northern Ireland was filmed on location in Beifust and Dublin, CH. 7, 9:30 p.m. Color. 60 min.

WEDNESDAY: Cortoz and Montezama Documentary special on the improbable conquest of the Aztecs by the Spanish conquistadore Hernando Cortez, CH. 7, 8 p.m. Color. 60 min.

Apollo-17. Apollo Program's first prime time launch is scheduled for 9:53 p.m. from Cape Kennedy as record 13-day moon journey begins. All Channels.

The Lawless, 1950 Joseph Losey-directed tale of bigotry and conflict between whites and Chicanos in a California border town. MacDonald Carey, Gail Russell, CH. 5 3 a.m. B.W. 90 min.