I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown! / 8:00pm (7) Nothing can replace the classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” but this animated special — first shown in 2003 — reunites the updated Peanuts gang with the yuletide season. Linus and Lucy’s little brother, ReRun, needs stress relief. He goes to Snoopy for attention and fun, but the canine has plans that don’t include the boy.
MOVIE “My Christmas Love” / 8:00pm (Hallmark) A cynic might observe that this new holiday romance seems to be set in an alternate universe where stalking isn’t a thing, but heart-on-their-sleeve romantics probably will brush aside that objection. Meredith Hagner stars as one such lady, a woman in love with love, who is charmed when she begins receiving presents mentioned in “The 12 Days of Christmas” from a mystery admirer. Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam — Live From Sin City / 9:00pm (Showtime) Filmed over two nights last July during an event at Penn & Teller Theater at Rio Las Vegas, this new special features some of the fastest rising stars in comedy. The lineup of performers who will appear in this 90-minute telecast hasn’t
been confirmed, but comics who appeared on stage last July include Lavell Crawford, Bill Bellamy, Cocoa Brown, Donnell Rawlings, K-Dubb, Bruce Bruce, Aida Rodriguez and Brian Smith.
MOVIE “Miles Ahead” / 9:00pm (Starz) Don Cheadle directed, co-wrote and stars in this 2015 music film that uses a jazz-like narrative style to chronicle the life and career of trumpeter Miles Davis (Cheadle) as he tries to get his career back on track following a troubled period in the 1970s. Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Lakeith Lee Stanfield and Michael Stuhlbarg also star in the film, which takes its title from a 1957 album by Davis.
Bill Bellamy is among those featured in “Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam – Live From Sin City” on Showtime.