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‘Charlie Brown’ is America’s favorite Christmas TV show

‘Charlie Brown’ is America’s favorite Christmas TV show

CHARLIE IS NO. 1: The holiday favorite is ranked as America's favorite Christmas TV special. Photo: Associated Press

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” has topped a new U.S. poll to find the greatest holiday TV episode of all time.

The cartoon classic, which first appeared on U.S. TV screens in the mid-1960s has been ranked No. 1.

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It beat out Boris Karloff’s turn as the Grinch in the animated “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” 1986’s “Cheers” Christmas special and Seinfeld’s “Festivus” episode in TV Guide’s new survey.

Rankin & Bass’ “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” 1994’s “My So-Called Life” holiday episode and “Married… With Children’s” 1987 festive hit also make the top 10.

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