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"A Charlie Brown Christmas" can be seen at 7 p.m. on ABC/Ch. 4.

NCIS (7 p.m., Ch. 2): Something funny is going on with a Marine.

A Charlie Brown Christmas (7 p.m., Ch. 4): You can easily make a case that this is the single-best Christmas special ever made. It's charming, funny, simply presented and even dares to present — gasp! — a reading from the Bible as Linus explains to Charlie Brown what Christmas is really all about. And this 1965 classic is like an old friend who comes to visit every year. What more could you ask? (Repeat)

Bones (7 p.m., Ch. 13): A dead man in a Santa suit is found in a sewer.

D-League basketball (7 p.m., Ch. 14): Dakota Wizards at Utah Flash

The Unit (8 p.m., Ch. 2): Bob is conflicted about a mission.

House (8 p.m., Ch. 13): Cuddy tells House he's got to make a final decision on who is going to be on his team. We know it won't be the Mormon character — he was fired last week.

Reaper (8 p.m., Ch. 30): Sam meets the Devil's girlfriend — and is troubled because he's attracted to her daughter.

Cane (9 p.m., Ch. 2): Alex goes on a cruise with his new gangster pals — and it doesn't go as planned.

Law & Order: SVU (9 p.m., Ch. 5): A nanny is murdered.