2020 Sees Rare Good News After Apple TV+ Reverses Plans And Decides To Air All Charlie Brown Specials on Free TV

It’s no secret Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years’ will not be the same this year. Many folks will choose not to visit with friends and family due to the coronavirus pandemic, instead opting to visit using streaming chat services like Zoom, and most folks are likely to skip those in-store Black Friday deals shop and online instead.  And as though there were not already enough disruptions to our traditions this season, we learned that Apple TV+ purchased the exclusive rights to all the Peanuts specials, including “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” That meant that these classic cartoons would not broadcast on TV for the first time in decades.

For many longtime Peanuts fans, this news was just a bridge too far. And thankfully, Apple heard the outraged protests and desperate pleas on social media. So, they agreed to a deal with PBS to allow the channel to air the Christmas and Thanksgiving specials on free TV after all. However, this may be the last year you can watch Charlie Brown and all his friends on free TV. Plus, all the broadcasts will be commercial-free. You’ll be able to watch “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” on your local PBS station on November 22 at 7:30 p.m. EST.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” will air on December 13 at 7:30 p.m EST.

Now, if you happen to have plans for those nights, you can still watch the specials for free, but you will need to stream them using Apple TV+.

Apple’s streaming service is offering a short window to allow fans to watch the specials for free.

The window for the Thanksgiving special is November 25 – 27, and for the Christmas Special, it’s available free of cost from December 11 – 13. You can also watch a video talking about this wonderful news below.

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