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Tuesday on TV: Don't you love "A Charlie Brown Christmas"?

Published December 18, 2012 5:06 pm

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I know it's 47 years old, but A Charlie Brown Christmas (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) remains perhaps the best holiday TV special of all time.It's charming. It's funny. And it has actual content - it's about the true meaning of Christmas.I don't know if anything will ever top it.Elsewhere on TV ...NBA (5:30 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Brooklyn NetsNCIS (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): It's Christmas, and there's a murder to investigate.Men's college basketball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Eastern New Mexico at BYURizzoli & Isles (7 and 9 p.m., TNT): An ex-college football player is stabbed.NCIS: Los Angeles (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): What do you know? There's a murder to investigate at Christmastime on this show, too.Happy Endings (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The gang learns that Jane's birthday is on Christmas. The Voice (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A winner is declared in the season finale.First Freedom: The Right for Religious Liberty (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A look at the Founding Fathers' religious principals.Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Chloe drags everybody out to the Hamptons to crash a party.Vegas (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Lamb gives Dixon an undercover job at the Savoy.Private Practice (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Charlotte continues to run the hospital from her bed.Mankind: The Story of All of Us (10 p.m., History): From the end of the Civil War to present day. (Finale)