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Scott D. Pierce
Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

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

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.

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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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