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7 p.m. on8ABC AChar­lie BrownChrist­mas

When Char­lie Brown com­plains about the ma­te­ri­al­ism he sees dur­ing the holi­days, Lucy sug­gests he di­rect the Christ­mas pageant. He ac­cepts, but it proves to be a frus­trat­ing strug­gle. When his at­tempt to re­store the proper spirit with a for­lorn lit­tle fir tree fails, he needs Li­nus’ help to learn the real mean­ing of Christ­mas. The an­i­mated clas­sic’s mem­o­rable mu­sic score is by Vince Guaraldi.

8 p.m. on5NBC Will& Grace

Matt Bomer guest stars in the new “An­chor Away” as a hand­some and openly gay TV news an­chor with whom Will (Eric McCor­mack) is com­pletely be­sot­ted. Alas, the hunky host has a weak­ness for pretty but shal­low dudes, so Jack (Sean Hayes) urgesWill to tamp down his nat­u­ral per­son­al­ity and act like — well, like Jack. Else­where, Karen (Me­gan Mul­lally) will re­ceive only lim­ited al­imony un­less she can prove her ex Stan cheated on her with Lor­raine Fin­ster (guest star Min­nie Driver).

8p.m. on8ABC The­Great Amer­i­can Bak­ing Show: Hol­i­day Edi­tion

There’s def­i­nitely no short­age of spice as this hit culi­nary com­pe­ti­tion se­ries re­turns for Season 4 with new host Emma Bun­ton of the Spice Girls join­ing co-host and for­mer grid­iron star An­thony “Spice” Adams for this two-hour season pre­miere. Pas­try chef Sherry Yard is a new judge, join­ing re­turn­ing vet­eran Paul Hol­ly­wood. This opener in­tro­duces the 10 bak­ers who will bat­tle through 18 to­tal chal­lenges as they vie for the crown as Amer­ica’s Best Am­a­teur Baker.

8 p.m. on BRV Top Chef

The Blue­grass State is the set­ting for Season 16 of this award-win­ning re­al­ity com­pe­ti­tion se­ries, as 15 new chefs from across the United States com­pete amid Ken­tucky’s culi­nary hot spots in Louisville, Lexington and Lake Cum­ber­land. Ul­ti­mately, the chefs still in con­tention as the season nears its com­ple­tion will fly to Ma­cau, China, for their epic fi­nale show­down. Padma Lak­shmi and Tom Colic­chio re­turn as host and head judge, re­spec­tively; join­ing them at judges’ ta­ble are Gail Sim­mons, Gra­ham El­liot and Nilou Mo­tamed.

CMT

8 p.m. on 2018 Amer­i­canaFest

Drawn from the cen­ter­piece event dur­ing a six-day­mu­sic fes­ti­val in Nashville, Tenn., last Septem­ber, this 90-minute spe­cial in­cludes high­lights of per­for­mances by some of coun­try mu­sic’s most beloved vet­er­ans as well as less fa­mil­iar ris­ing stars. The Milk Car­ton Kids play hosts for the oc­ca­sion, which fea­tures­mu­si­cal num­bers from Ja­son Isbell, John Prine and Brandi Carlile, among­many other artists. Buddy Miller is the mu­sic di­rec­tor.

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