What’s On Tonight: The New Year comes early with everyone’s favorite blockhead

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, December 26. All times are Eastern.

Top picks

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown! and Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (ABC, 8 and 9 p.m.): Despite what these specials’ names might suggest, there’s still a little more of this year to go. But why not ring in the New Year a few days early with everyone’s favorite blockhead, Charlie Brown, and everyone’s favorite outcast and bullying victim, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer?

Every Brilliant Thing (HBO, 8 p.m.): An HBO documentary? Don’t mind if we do. Wait a minute—this isn’t a documentary. It’s a stage play. “Jonny Donahoe performs in a one-person play about a man who came of age with a suicidal mother but, at various stages of his life, set about compiling a long list of reasons to live …

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