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TV picks: Rudolph flies into homes this week

Dale Roe

Monday

"Charlie Brown Christmas" 7 p.m., ABC: Yep, the holiday classic is on again. But don't tell that one woman in the office who likes to dance like the Peanuts characters.

"American Country Awards" 7 p.m., Fox: You voted, and yet Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina still are making appearances.

"A Sing-Off Christmas" 7 p.m., NBC: A cappella silver bell-a.

"Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice" 7:30 p.m., ABC: Santa battles computer hackers in the sequel to the largely story-free original entry in the series.

Tuesday

"A Michael Bublé Christmas" 7 p.m., NBC: This generation's Harry Connick Jr. (that generation's Frank Sinatra) croons Christmas classics. Justin Bieber and - wait for it - Tracy Morgan are among his guests.

"Unforgettable" 9 p.m., CBS: Experience Carrie's uncanny ability of total recall as you watch this rerun.

Wednesday

"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" 8 p.m., ABC Family: Cousin Eddie and a miserly boss put a damper on the Griswold family Christmas.

"I Hate My Teenage Daughter" 8:30 p.m., Fox: This episode is more fun than last week's horrific pilot, but so is a root canal from Kathy Griffin during an IRS audit at a Gilbert Gottfried show.

Thursday

"Community" 7 p.m., NBC: The soon-to-be-on-hiatus Greendale gang takes on "Glee" in a largely musical episode.

"America's Funniest Home Videos Christmas Spectacular" 8 p.m., ABC: A bunch of unsuspecting chumps get whacked in the bells.

"The Great Big American Auction" 9 p.m., ABC: The next big show from master builder Ty Pennington.

Friday

"Frosty the Snowman" 7 p.m., CBS: "Happy New Year!" The confused corn-cob pipe smoker returns.

"Austin City Limits" 9 p.m., PBS: Enjoy another helping of Spoon in this encore presentation.

Saturday

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" 7 p.m., CBS: The 1964 holiday classic takes Rudolph and the gang to the Island of Misfit Toys, which is not quite as good as Maui, but much better than Redemption Island.

"The American Giving Awards" 7 p.m., NBC: Bob Costas awards a $1 million prize to a deserving charitable group.

Sunday

"Amazing Race 19" 7 p.m., CBS: One of the final three teams takes home $1 million in the season finale.

"The Simpsons" 7 p.m., Fox: This episode flashes forward to the year 2041, which is, sadly, not quite far enough into the future for a "Futurama" crossover.

"Sunday Night Football" 7:15 p.m., NBC: The Giants battle the Cowboys in Dallas.

"Allen Gregory" 7:30 p.m., Fox: Season 1 concludes.