You may have heard that the Charlie Brown holiday specials are leaving network TV this year.
But don’t despair. You can watch these beloved holiday shows for FREE, during certain time periods.
The traditional Peanuts specials include shows for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
You’ll find them on Apple TV+ in 2020. The specials will be free for a few days to anyone who is able to watch on a browser or the Apple TV app – commercial-free and in HD.
Read on for details!
UPDATE — On Nov. 18, 2020, PBS announced it will air the remaining Peanuts holiday specials. These include A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas. You can still binge-stream the specials at your convenience during the 3-day windows when each one is FREE — or more often that, if you have a subscription to Apple TV.
PBS and PBS Kids will air the beloved holiday shows without commercials. You can watch the Thanksgiving special on Nov. 22nd and the Christmas special on Dec. 13th, both at 7:30 p.m. local time.
You can view a complete listing of the PBS holiday specials line-up online.
How to watch Charlie Brown Holiday specials for FREE
You’ll be able to watch on a smart TV, streaming devices like Roku, Apple devices, Chromebooks, Android devices, and any Windows computer. See the User Guide for more info on watching via any device.
Watching with a browser
Streaming via browser may be the easiest option if you don’t have an Apple device or a subscription to Apple TV.
- Using your web browser, go to tv.apple.com
- Find the Peanuts show you want to watch and press Play.
- Watch on your computer, or connect a laptop to your TV with an HDMI cable
Using an Apple device
If you have an apple device, you can download the Apple TV app to watch shows on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV. You should just be able to press play and do not need to sign up for a subscription or a trial.
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— PEANUTS (@Snoopy) October 19, 2020
These are the Charlie Brown holiday specials on Apple TV+ for FREE
Note that you can always sign up for a free 7-day trial to Apple TV+ and then cancel before you’re billed. If you don’t cancel by the end of the trial, you’ll be billed $4.99 a month until you opt out.
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
You can watch the Halloween special for FREE from October 30 until November 1 as a special treat on Apple TV+.
Just click here to start watching in your browser window.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
This classic Turkey Day special will be available for FREE from November 25 until November 27, 2020.
We don’t have a link yet, but will add it as it becomes available in November — so bookmark this page and check back!
A Charlie Brown Christmas
The Peanuts gang Christmas special will be available for FREE from December 11 until December 13, 2020.
We’ll add the link here when the show becomes available, or you can search for it on the Apple TV page.
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