Charlie Brown Holiday Specials Are Airing on TV—Here’s When to Watch

You can catch the classic Charlie Brown specials on PBS and PBS Kids this holiday season.

Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang have always been an important part of my family’s holiday get-togethers. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! was always my go-to Halloween special when I was little…and not much has changed! We have it on old ’80s VHS recordings, but some people don’t own it at all. Sad face.

Last year, we learned that Charlie Brown holiday specials weren’t going to air on TV. Instead, they were going to be shown on Apple TV. But this year, all the specials are back on TV—and here’s how you can enjoy them in 2021!

Where Can We Watch the Charlie Brown Specials This Year?

While the specials have often been shown on ABC in the past, this year you can find the specials on PBS and PBS Kids, thanks to a partnership with Apple TV. I remember watching PBS constantly while I was a child, so they’ve definitely got a special place in my heart.

You may have missed out on It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! a few weeks ago, but fret not. You’ll still be able to catch the other Charlie Brown classics.

  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving airs on PBS and PBS Kids November 21 at 6:30 p.m. CST
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas airs on PBS and PBS Kids December 19 at 6:30 p.m. CST

If you have Apple TV, the Charlie Brown specials are still available for you, too! A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas can be watched year-round.

Get Your Christmas Trees Ready

Who doesn’t love a Charlie Brown Christmas tree to add to their lovely Christmas decor? Grab one today to prepare for your Peanuts watching sesh. If you’re a huge fan of Charlie and his pals, drum up a cute Charlie Brown Christmas party with your closest loved ones this year.

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