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THE HYPE HOLIDAY TV HANG ON, SNOOPY.

OK, sure, ``Friends'' is on, and yes, they're gonna kick yet another tribe member out of Africa on ``Survivor.'' But how can you not watch ``A Charlie Brown Christmas,'' the perfect holiday special? (Not that Charlie and company are flawless: In 1992, they tried to foist another Peanuts yuletide program upon us, and it was so egregiously awful it's not been seen since).

You know the drill: Charlie Brown is sent to get a Christmas tree for the school pageant, and sensing a kindred spirit in a battered splinter of a sprout amid the towers of aluminum and fir, messes up his assignment. But in the end, of course, he's done the right thing. And it features a Vince Guaraldi score so cool that the sound track is a perennial best seller. And hey - the whole thing is digitally remastered!

OK, I'll grant you this: The making-of documentary afterward is excessive (and, naturally and ironically, by trying to bloat a pristine product, subverts the original show's message). Skip that. ``A Charlie Brown Christmas'' airs at 8 tonight on ABC (Channel 7).

- David Kronke

Other holiday shows on tonight:

6:30 p.m.: ``Christmas Elves'' - These elves help a cobbler craft shoes that will make a greedy king generous and kind. ABC Family.

8 p.m.: ``Annabelle's Wish'' - Randy Travis sings in this animated musical about a calf who wants to join Santa's reindeer. ABC Family.

9 p.m.: ``Christmas in My Hometown'' - And what is Christmas, after all, without a Melissa Gilbert TV movie? In this 1996 drama, she plays a woman who changes the man she loves (Tim Matheson) for the better. Lifetime.

``The Christmas List'' (1997) - A department store clerk receives everything for Christmas on her extravagant wish list. Mimi Rogers, Marla Maples and Stella Stevens star. ABC Family.

HALL OF FAME: Kevan Hall, former creative director for Halston, will headline the ``Absolut Africa'' fashion benefit Dec. 10 at the Music Center of Los Angeles County. The San Fernando Valley resident whose celebrity clientele includes Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Charlize Theron and Minnie Driver, is the first international designer chosen for the two-year national touring show that began in New York to celebrate Africa's best designers and raise money for African-American education and health programs. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be hosted by Rolanda Watts, the Cable Ace Award winner for ``Rolanda.'' For more information, call (800) 295-7029.

- Barbara De Witt

A GIFT FROM THE HOUSE, MA'AM: As if all those handsome hunks - such as George Clooney and Brad Pitt - weren't enough of an enticement, the much anticipated remake of ``Ocean's Eleven'' glitters with some spectacular diamonds on Julia Roberts as the gal pal of a Las Vegas casino owner. And, like the movie, the jewels are also remakes - inspired by the original round diamond designs of Louis Comfort Tiffany from 1906 to 1910. The fluid bracelet of platinum and diamonds priced at $60,000 and the dainty necklace of platinum and diamonds with aquamarine briolette drops for $26,500 is part of the new Tiffany Lace collection, chosen by ``Ocean's Eleven'' costume designer Jeffrey Kurland to give Roberts that old Las Vegas glamour. For those feeling lucky at the blackjack table, note that the phone number for ordering Tiffany's little screen gems is (800) 526-0649.

- Barbara De Witt

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