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How to Watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown for Free This Halloween

It's not airing on ABC anymore, but you're not out of luck

Amanda Bell

It's been more than 50 years since It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brownfirst debuted on CBS, but the cute cartoon is still a Halloween staple. The 1966 animated film follows the titular Charles Schulz character as he finally gets invited to a Halloween party, while his pal Linus decides to wait out in the pumpkin patch in hopes of seeing the Great Pumpkin, the Santa Claus-like figure only Linus believes in.

5 Facts You Didn't Know About It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

After airing on broadcast TV for decades, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown has moved to streaming platform Apple TV+ this holiday season, along with other Peanuts specials. The news dealt a major blow to fans who are used to watching the special on TV every year as the leaves turn. But Apple is giving trick-or-treaters a treat to soften the blow: if you're not a subscriber, you can still watch the special for free for a limited amount of time. 

From Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is streaming for free on Apple TV+, Apple has announced. No subscription or Apple equipment is required. Viewers can go to tv.apple.com or the Apple TV app to watch.

Apple will also make A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, which hits the platform on Nov. 18, free from Nov. 25 to Nov. 27. A Charlie Brown Christmas begins streaming exclusively on Apple TV+ on Dec. 4 and will be available to stream for free from Dec. 11 to Dec. 13.

"Tricks or treats," everyone!

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown