Good grief, Charlie Brown: President Barack Obama has a prime-time address announcing his strategy in Afghanistan, postponing your classic holiday special.
Thanksgiving is upon us, and that means two things: lots of turkey and plenty of TV programming to get you in the mood for the holidays.
This year's lineup offers new programs like Prep & Landing (Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8:30/7:30c, ABC), but if you're anything like us, you look forward to re-watching such classics as Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, It's a Wonderful Life and How the Grinch Stole Christmas this time of year.
So we want to know: What are your holiday TV favorites?
Whether Frosty the Snowman warms your heart, or if you prefer to laugh along with movies like Home Alone, A Christmas Story and Bad Santa, share your picks and reasons why after the jump...
Monday's ratings in review:
Charlie Brown and his scrawny tree topped the hour with 11.37 million total viewers. Combining for second, CBS' Big Bang Theory hit yet another (!) all-time high — 10.8 mil, up 600K from its last fresh outing — and Mother (10.49 mil, +450K) delivered its biggest audience since Britney circa March 24.
Opposite a fuller slate, Chuck (6.93 mil) dipped 320 thou and Sarah Connor (5.2 mil) dropped 11 percent. Gossip Girl (3.01 mil) slipped a hair.
CBS comedies ruled, with Men (15.65 million viewers) enjoying its best numbers since February and Worst Week (10.6 mil) gathering its largest audience since its premiere. Boston Legal placed second, averaging 10.2 mil over its two-hour swan song — a 21 percent surge from its previous episode.
Heroes (7.78 mil, -220K), Prison Break (5.39 mil, -410K) and Privileged (1.9 mil, 0300K) all dropped, though the CW charmer matched its best numbers in target demos.
CSI: Miami dominated with 13.6 million viewers, down 500K. Lagging behind Boston, My Own Worst Enemy (3.96 mil) continued its lame-duck decline.
How I Met Your Mother
8:30 pm/ET CBS
Ted and Barney have progressed from slap bets to outright fighting.
Read on for previews of Gossip Girl, Boston Legal, Chuck and Charlie Brown Christmas.