How to watch the Charlie Brown Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Christmas specials in 2022 (they’re not on network TV)
You may remember that the Charlie Brown holiday specials left network TV a couple of years ago. They moved to Apple TV+, which requires a paid subscription to view much of the programming.
But don’t despair.
You’ll have a few chances to stream these beloved holiday shows for FREE this year, during special windows that Apple is offering for those who don’t subscribe to Apple TV+, their proprietary streaming service.
The traditional Peanuts specials include shows for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
When to tune in to watch the Peanuts specials
Mark your calendars!
Set your DVRs!
These are the dates and times you’ll need to know, if you’re not a subscriber to Apple TV+.
And of course, if you are an Apple TV+ subscriber, you can watch these iconic Peanuts classics any day of the year, on demand.
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Available October 28th thru 31st in 2022
- A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Available November 23rd thru 27th in 2022
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
Available December 23rd thru 25th in 2022
NOTE: This info came from a press release, which you can read online.
How to watch the Charlie Brown holiday shows
See the list above for the window of time that each show is free to non-subscribers, then choose your preferred streaming device.
From a Windows computer:
Open your preferred browser. Go to tv.apple.com and search with the keywords Charlie Brown or by the title of the special you want to watch.
From an iPhone or Ipad:
Open the Apple TV app, which comes pre-loaded on these devices. Either tap on the category “Free for Everyone,” or use the search bar to find the show you want.
From your streaming device or Smart TV:
You may need to download the compatible Apple TV app first. Then, just open the app. It may ask you to sign in with an Apple ID, but you should be able to bypass that and see a list of the shows that are available for free. (Again, make sure you know which dates each of the Peanuts specials will be offered free to non-subscribers.) Devices include:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
- Google TV
- Samsung Smart TV
- Vizio Smart TV
- Sony Smart TV
- Panasonic Smart TV
- LG Smart TV
- Gaming consoles, including PlayStation and Xbox
If you need more info, check out Apple’s guide to streaming shows on TV+.
Buy a monthly subscription to Apple TV+ for $4.99 a month, enjoy it for a month or three, then cancel with no obligation.
You can also sign up for a 7-day free trial for Apple TV — but remember that it will automatically subscribe you at $4.99 a month if you don’t cancel.
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