WATCH THIS:

  • "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (8 p.m., ABC):

    OK, yeah sure, it was just on a couple of weeks ago, but that scrawny little fir tree could use some extra love this year.

  • "The X Factor" (8 p.m., Fox): It's time to face the music on "The X Factor" finale as Simon Cowell and the gang crown a Season 3 winner. But do the pop charts beckon? 8 p.m., Fox. One Direction and Lea Michele are scheduled to perform.

  • "A Special Edition of 20/20 -- The Year" (9 p.m., ABC): Get in the time machine and relive 2013 all over again, including the battle over health-care reform and the controversy surrounding that Edward Snowden guy.

    FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 file photo Harry Styles, right, performs with his band One Direction as part of the iTunes Festival 2012, in
    FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 file photo Harry Styles, right, performs with his band One Direction as part of the iTunes Festival 2012, in London. A British High Court judge has ordered paparazzi to stay away from One Direction member Harry Styles. The order from justice Nicola Davies bars several photographers from pursuing the singer by car or motorcycle, placing him under surveillance and loitering or waiting within 50 meters (164 feet) of his home. On Monday Dec. 16, 2013, the judge continued it until another hearing on Jan. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File) ( Joel Ryan )

  • "The Returned" (9 p.m., Sundance): The super-creepy and oh-so-mesmerizing zombie thriller from France completes its run tonight.

    Also Thursday:

  • "The Sing-off" (8 p.m., NBC)

  • "The Millionaire Matchmaker" (9 p.m., Bravo)

  • "Project Runway All Stars" (9 p.m., Lifetime)

  • "White Collar" (9 p.m., USA)

  • "Rodeo Girls" (10 p.m., A&E)

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