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Originally published Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:30 AM

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Thursday TV picks: ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas on ABC

TV picks for Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, include “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on ABC, “The X Factor” on Fox and “White Collar” on USA.

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‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

The Peanuts gang discovers the true meaning of Christmas in this enchanting 1965 animated special. It’s the current leader in our Holiday TV Poll (and you can still vote, if you’re so inclined). Sing along with me now, “Christmastime is here ...” 8 p.m. Thursday on ABC (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Thursday

“A Christmas Carol” (1951), 7 p.m. (TCM): Dickens’ London miser Ebenezer Scrooge meets the ghosts of Christmases past, present and yet to come.

“Reign,” 8 p.m. (The CW): After spending her childhood at a monastery, teenage Mary Stuart arrives in France to formalize her arranged engagement to Prince Francis.

“The X Factor,” 8 p.m. (Fox): Mario Lopez announces the winner; One Direction, Mary J. Blige and Leona Lewis perform.

“White Collar,” 9 p.m. (USA): Neal is worried when Peter works an unsolved larceny case.

“The Returned,” 9 p.m. (Sundance): Relations become strained between the living and the dead.

“Scott & Bailey,” 10 p.m. (KCTS): A hung over Rachel discovers that she is at the top of the suspect list when she learns that Nick Savage has been brutally assaulted.

“The Returned,” 9 p.m. (Sundance): Relations become strained between the living and the dead.

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