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TV Junkie: Charlie Brown Christmas; The Crips on BET; Snoop on Leno; Tom Waits on Daily Show

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Tonight - Tuesday

Got Charlie Brown for all the kids, and then late night TV is really kickin' it.

"NBA Basketball" (PRIME, 7:00 p.m.) Clippers @ Kings - also Bucks @ Lakers on Fox Sports at 7:30

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"A Charlie Brown Christmas" (ABC, 8:00 p.m.) The perennial classic.

"Big Day" (ABC, 9:00 p.m.) Sitcom series premiere. A sitcom about frickin' weddings. This is gonna be a winner.

"Veronica Mars" (the CW, 9:00 p.m.) Dean Begley reinstitutes the Greek system on campus, let the food fight begin.

"Nip / Tuck" (FX, 10:00 p.m.) Sean becomes a miserable drunk over the holidays. Where are the happy drunks when you really need 'em?

"My Boys" (TBS, 10:00 p.m.) Sitcom series premiere. Tomboy action.

"American Gangster" (BET, 10:00 p.m.) Series premiere. Episode devoted to Crips co-founder Tookie Williams.

"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central, 11:00 p.m.) Tom Waits(!)

"The Colber(t) Repor(t)" (Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.) Nora Ephron, screenplay writer

"The Late Show With David Letterman" (CBS, 11:30 p.m.) George Clooney(!), the Decemberists(!) perform

"The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (NBC, 11:35 p.m.) (I Love) Lucy Liu(!), Bob Saget(!), Snoop Dogg(!!)

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"Late Night With Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 12:35 a.m.) Jude Law for the girls, Kristen Wiig for the boys, Brian Setzer Orchestra perhaps playing his rockin' holiday tunes