Many families celebrate Thanksgiving in the US with a focus on their family heritage and history. How will your family be celebrating and will you do something specific just for you? This year we hope you all enjoy your family and friends and make this your favorite holiday season.
For many of us, The holiday season brings the child out in us, no matter our age. For many, watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on the TV meant the countdown to Christmas had begun. You can watch it online and through the Apple TV app on your TV’s at any time.
Where to Stream A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Online?
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is now streaming on-demand and ad-free on Apple TV+. Other Peanuts specials streaming on Apple TV+ include A Charlie Brown Christmas.
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The story of the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving show:
The special first aired on CBS on November 20, 1973, and continued to air every year on that network (skipping 1982, 1983, and 1988) until November 23, 1989.
The Disney Channel and Nickelodeon returned the special for re-airing in the 1990s (in the latter channel’s case, under the “You’re on Nickelodeon, Charlie Brown” umbrella of Peanuts productions) and then, in 2001, it moved, along with the rest of the Peanuts specials, to ABC. In contrast to CBS, ABC aired the special every year through 2019, on several days in the week leading up to Thanksgiving, and it had regularly won its time slot. As the special runs slightly over a half-hour with commercials, ABC typically filled the remaining portion of the full hour with other Peanuts programming. From 2008 to 2019, the remaining time was filled by a slightly abridged edit of “The Mayflower Voyagers,” the premiere episode of the 1988 miniseries This Is America, Charlie Brown.
Starting in 2020, the special (along with the rest of the Peanuts library) will exclusively air on Apple TV+; under the terms of the agreement, Apple TV+ must provide a three-day window in November in which the special is available for free. On November 18, 2020 Apple announced they had reached an agreement to air the special on Sunday, November 22, 2020, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, commercial free on PBS and PBS Kids. In accordance with most PBS affiliates’ non-commercial educational licenses, the special was presented on PBS unedited without commercial interruption, with only a brief underwriting spot before and after the special: “This special broadcast of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving was made possible by Apple.” Apple renewed the agreement with PBS in 2021 but did not renew it for 2022.
It is also broadcast in Canada, usually in early October in line with the Canadian observance of Thanksgiving. The special is aired on Family Channel as of 2018, with the special aired on the day before Thanksgiving and on Thanksgiving Day, which takes place on the second Monday of October in Canada.