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Halloween was a bit of a drag this year, as It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown wasn’t shown on TV in 2020 at all. A casualty of the deal that saw all of the Charlie Brown holiday specials heading to Apple TV+’s streaming library, it was enough to get fans to petition for the return of the TV classics to return to broadcast television. Well, we’ve got good news for you all today, as both A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas will be headed back to broadcast with a new TV home. Here’s how you can watch the remaining Peanuts specials on streaming and on TV in 2020.
How To Watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving On TV
Wondering how and when you can watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on TV? Well, thanks to viewers like you, Deadline has announced that Peanuts’ thankful extravaganza can be seen on PBS and PBS Kids, commercial free! Airing on Sunday, November 22 at 7:30 pm ET/6:30 pm CT, there’s enough jelly beans, popcorn, and pretzels to go around for those of you without an Apple TV+ friendly device. If you’re a traditionalist, this is the way to get your fix of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.
How To Watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Streaming
Should you be an Apple TV+ subscriber, you’ll be able to start your Thanksgiving celebrations a little earlier than the rest of the broadcast and streaming market. As of November 18, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is available in the Apple TV+ library for subscribers, no questions asked. But if you don’t have a subscription to the service, you’ll be able to see A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving for free during a limited window of time. Between November 25 and November 27, for viewers with or without an Apple TV+ account, this particular special will be available for free on any device with the Apple TV app.
How To Watch A Charlie Brown Christmas on TV
A Charlie Brown Christmas is just as easy to check out on TV as A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is. Also showing on PBS and PBS Kids, the special that started it all will air on Sunday, December 13, 2020 in the same 7:30 pm ET/6:30 pm CT time slot. If you need to make room on your DVR, you might want to start looking through which Chicago P.D. reruns you can junk for the occasion.
How To Watch A Charlie Brown Christmas Streaming
Get ready for some more déjà vu, as A Charlie Brown Christmas will still be available for streaming, whether you’re an Apple TV+ subscriber or not. Subscribers will be able to start watching on December 4, 2020 while the free public viewing window will range from December 11 to December 13. Which means that if you’re inclined to do so, you can skip out on the subscription dues, and save that money for ho-ho-ho, mistletoe, and presents to pretty significant others.
A much needed holiday miracle is about to happen, and it’s all because of PBS and Apple TV+ working together to bring this time tested tradition back to TV. Streamers and non-streamers can now get in on the fun with A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas, no matter how they choose. If you're traveling out of the country for the holidays and want to access your regular streaming content, you can do so using a VPN. So be sure to keep the details above in mind, and above all else, enjoy your fall and winter holidays with us here at CinemaBlend!