Your guide to all the holiday TV specials

(All times Pacific)

Dec. 1

A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC, Thursday, 8). Charlie Brown finds the true meaning of Christmas — a forlorn fir tree — in this timeless Peanuts special.

Dec. 5

The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC, Mondays, 8). Families compete for $50,000 by transforming their homes into winter wonderlands in the fourth season of this holiday-decorating series.

Dec. 9

Albert (Nickelodeon, Friday, 7). Saturday Night Live's Bobby Moynihan and Sasheer Zamata lead the voice cast of this animated TV movie, about a fir that dreams of becoming a famous Christmas tree.

Dec. 13

Rock the Troops (Spike, Tuesday, 9). Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson honors the U.S. military in this song- and comedy-filled holiday special, featuring a star-studded cast including Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas and Flo Rida.

Dec. 14

A Pentatonix Christmas Special (NBC, Wednesday, 8). The Grammy-winning a capella group sings holiday favorites with special guests Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson.

Dec. 19

America's Got Talent Holiday Spectacular (NBC, Monday, 8). Nick Cannon hosts a holiday-themed special of the reality competition series, joined by this season's winner Grace Vanderwaal and magicians Penn & Teller.

Dec. 20

Terry Crews Saves Christmas (CW, Tuesday, 8). Over four consecutive nights, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star visits holiday enthusiasts and gives them a crash course in how to do Christmas the right way.

Dec. 25

Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio (BBC America, Sunday, 9). The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) teams with a journalist and superhero to save New York from an alien threat in this sci-fi Christmas special.


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