For The First Time, ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ Won’t Air On Broadcast TV

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving will not air on broadcast TV for the first time in decades
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  • ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ won’t air on broadcast TV this year.
  • It joins ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,’ and ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ as holiday specials unavailable on their traditional venue. 
  • Instead, viewers can see these movies for a limited time for free on AppleTV+ or more often if they are a subscriber. 

 

For the first time in almost six decades, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving will not air on broadcast TV. All of the Charlie Brown holiday specials were purchased by Apple TV+. They will air on the streaming service, but luckily the specials will air for free on certain dates.

Be sure to download Apple TV+. Even if you are not a subscriber, you can watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving from November 25 to 27. You can then watch A Charlie Brown Christmas from December 11 to 13.

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‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ / Lee Mendelson Productions/Apple TV+

A year after the movie debuted, A Charlie Brown Christmas won an Emmy. It became ingrained as a holiday tradition in the latter half of the year for six decades. As a result of this break in tradition, people signed a petition protesting the move from broadcast TV to a streaming service.

RELATED: All Charlie Brown Specials Pulled Off The Air For The First Time In Decades, Fans Are Upset

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‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ / Lee Mendelson Productions/Apple TV+

Some noted that elderly viewers may not be able to get streaming services. Others said that it was a tradition to watch these specials on broadcast TV every year.

What’s your take on the change to this beloved tradition? Will you be watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on Apple TV+?

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