Charlie Brown Holiday Specials Will be Shown on TV This Year

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Christmas specials are coming back to traditional TV following outcry over their removal

That sparked an outcry from viewers who were accustomed to annually tuning in on network TV. In October, fans across the country were upset to learn that Apple TV+ obtained the exclusive rights to the "Peanuts" films, so the annual tradition would be broken this year as the shows went to a streaming service instead of regular TV. A Charlie Brown Christmas airs on NPT Sunday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m. "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" will start streaming on Apple TV+ on Nov. 18, and it will be available to enjoy for free from Nov. 25 through Nov. 27. The Peanuts gang will also deck the halls with the premiere of "A Charlie Brown Christmas", streaming on Apple TV+ on December 4.

AppleTV+ has allowed the Charlie Brown specials to be shown on TV this year.

Feeling down about the commercialism of Christmas, Charlie Brown becomes the director of the gang's holiday play. Nonsubscribers should mark their calendars because this is the only special that does not air during the actual holiday; it is scheduled to be free from December 11 to December 13.

Both companies received backlash for not airing the Charlie Brown Halloween special last month. Prior to that, the specials aired on CBS.

A Charlie Brown Christmas premiered 55 years ago on CBS on December 9, 1965.

Earlier in the day, Apple TV+ announced another holiday treat in the form of Mariah Carey's upcoming holiday special, which is appropriately titled Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special. The petition garnered over 263,000 signatures and gained traction online. Here's a link to my "10 Things To Know About "A Charlie Brown Christmas" " story from 2015, for the 50th anniversary".

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