‘NCIS: Los Angeles’: Callen Gets Into the Holiday Spirit With His New Girlfriend

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NCIS: LOS ANGELES (8:00-9:00 PM) Sunday, Dec. 11 ÒTidings We BringÓ Ð Pictured: Bar Paly (Anna), Chris O'Donnell (Special Agent G. Callen) and LL COOL J (Special Agent Sam Hanna). Sam partners with Anna (Bar Paly) and Callen with Deeks as the team investigates the disappearance of a Navy Lieutenant Commander who is working with the NSA on foreign cyber threats. Also, the team celebrates the holidays together. ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

We wouldn’t describe NCIS: Los Angeles’s G. Callen (Chris O’Donnell) as a Grinch, but we wouldn’t call him merry either. Last Christmas, the agent’s only holiday decoration was a card from a criminal he sent to the slammer.

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This year things are different. On the December 18 episode of the CBS hit, Callen’s smiling over eggnog at the office Christmas party, and he invites love interest Anna (Bar Paly, above, with O’Donnell and LL Cool J) to his home for a Yuletide dinner with his dad, Garrison (Daniel J. Travanti). Just don’t expect mistletoe to become wedding bells.

“In their lives, a happy, healthy relationship is unlikely,” O’Donnell says, “but that doesn’t stop him from being interested.”

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