We're not the first ones to admit that everyone will be celebrating a very unconventional Christmas this year. While many long-held traditions have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are still a few holiday staples that have been able to withstand these weird, socially distanced times — and watching A Charlie Brown Christmas with your immediate family gathered 'round is one of them.
Earlier this year, loyal watchers learned that all of the Peanuts holiday classics — It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and A Charlie Brown Christmas — wouldn't air on public television like in years past. The news caused an uproar, resulting in more than 260,000 signatures on a petition to "Bring the Peanuts specials back to broadcast TV." As a result, they announced that the holiday special would come back to network TV for one night only. A Christmas miracle indeed!
Where to Watch A Charlie Brown Christmas
Starting December 4, you can stream A Charlie Brown Christmas exclusively on Apple TV+ with a paid subscription ($4.99 a month) or free 7-day trial. But if you don't want to deal with signing up, stream it for free — no info needed — on Apple TV+ from December 11 to December 13. As of right now, it's unclear how long A Charlie Brown Christmas will be available to stream on Apple TV+, so make sure you watch it before the season wraps!
If you don't want to watch on Apple TV+, you'll need to wait until the 30-minute special airs on primetime. A Charlie Brown Christmas will air on PBS and PBS Kids on Sunday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. local time. Find your local listing here.
Is A Charlie Brown Christmas on Disney+ or Netflix?
Unfortunately, none of the Peanuts movies are available on these major streaming services. For now, turn to Apple TV+ to hang out with Charlie Brown and friends. Or pick up the DVD on Amazon, so you and your family can watch it in the off-season.
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