The holiday season just isn't complete without a dose of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang. And, thankfully, there are at least a few ways to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas in 2021, so here’s everything you need to know.
You Can Stream A Charlie Brown Christmas
If you have Apple TV+, you can stream A Charlie Brown Christmas whenever you'd like. An Apple TV+ subscription costs $4.99 a month after a free seven day trial.
A Charlie Brown Christmas Will Air On TV
Mark your calendars: On Sunday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. EST, A Charlie Brown Christmas will air ad-free on PBS and PBS KIDS.
For decades, the special had traditionally aired on networks like CBS and ABC. But the Christmas classic’s home changed last year due to a deal made between Apple TV+ and Peanuts Worldwide and Lee Mendelson Film Productions. And after some immediate upset surrounding news that the Charlie Brown holiday specials — including A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown — had moved to Apple TV+ and wouldn't air on TV as they traditionally have, PBS announced it had teamed up with the streaming platform. So like last year, PBS will broadcast A Charlie Brown Christmas on TV this year in December.
You Can Also Buy The Christmas Special
A New Peanuts Holiday Special Is Premiering In 2021
On Friday, Dec. 10, For Auld Lang Syne, will premiere on Apple TV+. In the holiday special, Grandma is unable to visit for Christmas and Lucy hopes to cheer herself up by throwing a New Year’s Eve party. Meanwhile, Charlie Brown struggles to fulfill one of his New Year’s resolutions before midnight.
No matter how you choose to A Charlie Brown Christmas this December, hopefully there's a moment for you and your loved ones to relax and sing along to "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" with Charlie and his friends.
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