Peanuts holiday classics return to Apple TV+ - How to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas in 2023

Charlie Brown holiday classics return to Apple TV+

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Apple TV is bringing the iconic Charlie Brown holiday cartoons to viewers for free this holiday season.

Halloween favorite It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, will be free on Apple TV+ Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd.

The streaming platform will also offer A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving free Saturday, November 18th through Sunday, November 19th.

How to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas in 2023

A Charlie Brown Christmas will once again stream exclusively on Apple TV+, it will NOT air on ABC in 2023. Apple TV+ will provide special free windows for non-subscribers to stream the iconic holiday special, available Saturday, December 16th through Sunday, December 17th.

A Charlie Brown Christmas will be available free on Apple TV+ from Saturday, December 16th through Sunday, December 17th.

Current Apple TV+ subscribers already have access to the cartoons.

Peanuts Holiday Specials

A Charlie Brown Christmas debuted in 1965, followed by It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown in 1966 and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving in 1973, all originally airing on CBS. The three cartoons later moved to ABC in the early 2000s. In 2020, Apple TV+ became the exclusive home of all Peanuts specials.

More specials airing this holiday on Apple TV

As part of their holiday special line-up, Apple will also release The Velveteen Rabbit, which airs Wednesday, November 22nd.

Apple TV+ Press reports, “Based on the treasured, classic children’s book by Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit celebrates the magic of unconditional love. When 7-year-old William receives a new favorite toy for Christmas, he discovers a lifelong friend and unlocks a world of magic.”

Frog and Toad Christmas Special will debut on Friday, December 1st.

“Frog and Toad are looking forward to spending the winter holiday together, but a last-minute errand into town sidetracks Frog, causing Toad to wonder if his best friend will make it home in time.”

The Snoopy Show Christmas Special premieres Friday, December 1st.

“Snoopy searches for the perfect tree topper; Woodstock gets trapped in a window display, and Snoopy and Woodstock visit Spike for Christmas.”

Shape island Winter Special also lands on the platform Friday, December 1st.

Based on Mac Barnett’s books, the special follows Square, Circle and Triangle. “The chilly season leaves Square feeling sad, so Circle and Triangle try to cheer him up by creating a new holiday: Yeti Night,” Digital Trends reports.

Apple TV + is currently $6.99/month after a 7-day free trial.

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