Peanuts fans will have even more ways to watch Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang from Charles Schulz’s beloved stories on their holiday adventures as Apple and PBS team up for special, ad free broadcasts of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas.
To complement their release on Apple TV+ this holiday season, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving will also air on PBS and PBS KIDS on November 22 at 7:30 p.m. local time / 6:30 p.m. CT (check local listings) and A Charlie Brown Christmas will air on PBS and PBS KIDS on December 13 at 7:30 p.m. local time / 6:30 p.m. CT (check local listings).
The classic holiday Peanuts specials will also stream ad free and in HD on Apple TV+. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving will start streaming on Apple TV+ November 18, and the special will be available for free from November 25 through November 27. The Peanuts gang will also deck the halls with the premiere of A Charlie Brown Christmas, streaming on Apple TV+ on December 4. The holiday special will be available to enjoy for free from December 11 through December 13.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – In the 1973 special, directed by Bill Melendez and Phil Roman, Charlie Brown wants to do something special for the gang. However, the dinner he arranges is a disaster when the caterers, Snoopy and Woodstock, prepare toast and popcorn as the main dish. Humiliated, it will take all of Marcie’s persuasive powers to salvage the holiday for Charlie Brown.
A Charlie Brown Christmas – Celebrate the joy of the holidays with the Emmy-winning 1965 Christmas-themed special, directed by Bill Melendez. Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees everywhere during the Christmas season. Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant, and Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, Charlie Brown needs Linus’ help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is.