Since its premiere on CBS in 1973, Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving has become a staple of the holiday television series. Starting in 2020, after decades of TV and cable broadcasts, this special and other Peanuts animated shorts have moved exclusively to Apple TV+ .
Generations have grown up with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Lucy, Linus, Peppermint Patty and the entire Peanut Gang from the Charles Schulz comics. Following the announcement that Apple+ would be the exclusive home of Peanuts specials (including Thanksgiving Charlie Brown and Charlie Brown Christmas), fans were outraged.
As a result, the specials were scheduled to air on PBS in 2020 and 2021, in addition to being available on Apple TV+. However, PBS will not air it in 2022. That being said, you still have the option to watch for free without a subscription. Here’s how you can stream Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving this holiday season.
Stream Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving on Apple TV+
If you have an Apple TV+ subscription, you can stream classic Peanuts holiday specials, including Thanksgiving Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and It’s a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, anytime.
For a limited time, Apple will also allow anyone to stream Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving for free through the Apple TV+ app or website without a subscription. The film will be available from Wednesday, November 23rd to Sunday, November 27th, 2022.
You can subscribe to Apple TV+ for $6.99 per month after a seven-day free trial.
Since the free stream is still available, you won’t feel like Charlie Brown trying to hit the ball, but Lucy yanks him out. The tradition of watching Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving and other holiday movies lives on for another year.