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How to Watch A Charlie Brown Christmas This Christmas Season

The 1965 special still warms our hearts

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The first Peanuts holiday special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, has been a holiday staple for families since it first hit the small screen way back in 1965, and this year is no exception. The beloved half-hour animated special in which Charles M. Schulz's prized pessimist Charlie Brown discovers the spirit of Christmas first aired on CBS, but this year it will air on ABC. So set your DVRs for Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 8/7c.

If you miss it this time around, A Charlie Brown Christmas (as well as Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales) is also available for purchase on Amazon Prime and Vudu.

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If that's not enough Peanuts joy for the season, ABC will also be airing a couple of the gang's holiday specials that serve as sequels to the original, including I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 7/6c and Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 8/7c.

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And although it's not about Christmas, Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown will air on Freeform on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7 a.m.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas