One of the McShea family favorite holiday TV shows is "A Charlie Brown Christmas", and it's on tonight on ABC-TV. Here are more details.

Can you imagine? The animated TV special first aired in 1965, and it's been on every Christmas season since.

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"The ABC Television Network will celebrate the joy of the holidays with the classic animated Christmas-themed PEANUTS special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, airing THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET).

In the digitally-remastered 1965 special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees everywhere during the Christmas season. Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant, and Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, Charlie Brown needs Linus' help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is."

Watch this video clip from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" as the "Peanuts" gang sing the popular Christmas song, "Christmastime Is Here".