Television: Security Is a Good Show

December is the gruelingest month, the time when there seem to be more seasonal "specials" than regular shows on TV. But this Thursday (7:30 p.m., E.S.T.), CBS will carry a special that really is special. For one thing, the pro gram is unpretentious; for another, it is unprolonged (30 minutes). Finally, it represents the overdue TV debut of the comic strip Peanuts.

A Charlie Brown Christmas stars all the familiar Charles Schulz cartoon characters, faithfully animated by ex-Disney Artist Bill Melendez. The par able, too, is pure Schulz. Christmas is coming, but "good...

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