We are very pleased to report that PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, will be airing both animated holiday classics “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” specials. This comes as a surprise, as earlier this year, AppleTV+ (who holds the rights for all Peanuts properties) announced the various holiday specials would be exclusively streamed from their platform, and not on any regular broadcast stations.
PBS announced the news earlier today.
“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” will be available in HD starting on November 18th for Apple TV+ subscribers, and will be available for free for anyone to watch from November 25th through November 27th.
“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (Sunday, November 22nd) and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (Sunday, December 13th) will air [ad free] on PBS and PBS Kids at 7:30pm local time, but make sure to check your local listings.
This is a welcome change, and we are very glad to keep the holiday tradition alive with a little help from PBS.