The very first TV special based on that of Charles M. Schulz Peanuts characters, A Charlie Brown Christmas, premiered on CBS in December 1
After decades of airing on CBS and then ABC, A Charlie Brown Christmas moved to Apple TV + exclusively in 2020, along with fellow Peanuts holiday specials It’s the big pumpkin, Charlie Brown and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. But thanks to the exclamation of fans, A Charlie Brown Christmas now also airs on PBS and remains available on Apple TV +.
Apple TV +
If you have a subscription to Apple TV + ($ 4.99 per month after a seven-day free trial), you can stream A Charlie Brown Christmas from December 4, 2020, and spend most of December with Charlie Brown and his friends as they put on a Christmas play.
Viewers without an Apple TV + subscription can still watch A Charlie Brown Christmas, which is free to stream from December 11-13, 2020 via the Apple TV + app and website.
Thanks to the passionate voices of Peanuts fans, A Charlie Brown Christmas airs on PBS and PBS Kids on December 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm ET / 6:30 pm CT. Many PBS stations also offer live streams through the PBS website, allowing viewers to watch Charlie Brown train against the Christmas commercialization online.
If your local PBS partner is included, you can watch the special when it airs live, although it will not be available through PBS’s on-demand services.
Of the streaming services that offer Live TV, YouTube TV ($ 64.99 per month after a seven-day free trial) is the only one with PBS, although it doesn’t include every local PBS outlet. Check the YouTube TV site to see if yours is available, and if so, you can join Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang for A Charlie Brown Christmas when it airs live on PBS on December 13, 2020.
With all these different streaming options available, there is no excuse to let the wonderful holiday tradition enjoy watching A Charlie Brown Christmas you pass this year.