• "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (8 p.m., ABC): Happiness is a scrawny little tree that needs our love -- and this timeless holiday classic starring the Peanuts gang.

  • "CMA Country Christmas" (9 p.m., ABC): It's a ho, ho hoedown as some big-name singers gather to celebrate the holidays. The talent lineup includes Trace Adkins, Jennifer Nettles, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts and more.

  • "Hostages" (10 p.m., CBS): More trauma for the Sanders family. Before heading to New York, Duncan locks them in a room for the day. The guy has absolutely no manners.

    Also on Monday:

  • "The Voice" (8 p.m., NBC)

  • "Almost Human" (8 p.m., Fox)

  • "How I Met Your Mother" (8 p.m., CBS)

  • "It's a Very Muppet Christmas Movie" (8 p.m., The CW)

  • "Mom" (9:30 p.m., CBS)

  • "The Blacklist" (10 p.m., NBC)

  • "Generation Cryo" (10 p.m., MTV)

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