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 Nets
NCIS (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 BYU
Rizzoli & 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)
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