Apple TV+ is broadcasting the traditional Charlie Brown Holiday specials free of charge to all viewers (not just subscribers).
The traditional Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas Charlie Brown specials air exclusively on Apple TV+ but all will be available to all viewers at no charge.
Apple TV+ now owns the rights to all the Charlie Brown holiday specials. Last year, Apple gave PBS the rights to broadcast three traditional Charlie Brown specials. Starting in 2022, Apple is no longer sharing the rights to the specials. However, Apple said that this year, every viewer – including non-subscribers – can view all the Charlie Brown Holiday specials.
The dates for the free showings on Apple TV+ are:
- “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” can be streamed by non-subscribers on October 28-31, 2022. You can view now HERE. You will need a free Apple ID but do not need to subscribe.
- “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” can be streamed by non-subscribers on Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, November 27, 2022. Apple TV+ subscribers can view anytime on Apple TV+ HERE.
- “A Charlie Brown Christmas” can be streamed by non-subscribers on December 22-25, 2022. Apple TV+ subscribers can view anytime on Apple TV+ HERE.
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Charlie Brown Christmas
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” was first broadcast in 1965, and is the first TV special based on the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz.
“It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” followed in 1966 and “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” was first broadcast in 1973.
In 2020, Apple TV+ acquired the rights to the Peanuts television specials and initially planned to offer them only to Apple TV+ subscribers. After relentless public pressure, the streaming service gave PBS the rights to broadcast them as well.