WATCH THIS: "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)
Transforming a simple little tree into a thing of beauty with a lot of love and attention--and some canine star power--are "Peanuts," Snoopy (top) and charlie Brown, Lucy and Linus, in A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning animated specal to be rebroadcast this holiday season on the CBS Television Network.
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