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Where to Join the Peanuts Gang to Watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving in 2020

The longtime ABC holiday staple is moving to a streaming platform but Peanuts fans can catch it on PBS and PBS Kids too!

Diane Gordon

Thanksgiving is upon us and the perennial favorite starring Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang will be making it's annual appearance with A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving! The Thanksgiving episode is the 10th holiday special in the Charlie Brown collection, and features everyone's favorite people pleaser trying to accommodate his friends who invite themselves over for Turkey Day. Bonus: Linus gives viewers historical context and of course, Snoopy is up to his usual shenanigans.

The beloved Charles M. Schulz special is a holiday tradition for almost half a century, and this year, the viewing options are a bit different. Instead of catching the special on ABC as viewers have done for years now, the Charlie Brown collection has primarily moved to streaming. 


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5 Fun Facts About A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Beginning Nov. 18, Apple TV+ subscribers can stream A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving any time they want. From Nov. 25 to Nov. 27, anyone can stream the 30-minute short, which first aired in 1973, for free on the platform. You'll just have to download the Apple TV+ app to watch. Before then (and after), you'll have to subscribe to AppleTV+ for $4.99 a month to see Charlie Brown and his pals Snoopy, Woodstock, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Franklin and Peppermint Patty.  

in mid-November, it was revealed that Peanuts fans will have one traditional cable viewing option as Apple and PBS teamed up for special, ad free broadcasts of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. To complement their release on Apple TV+, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving will also air on PBS and PBS KIDS on November 22, 2020 in the evening. Check your local listings for the exact airtime. 

So dig in and get ready for an unconventional Charlie Brown feast! 

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

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