As a kid, I grew up watching the same cartoons and movies around Christmas time.
To this day, I still enjoy those cartoons and movies. I've even added a few more into the rotation because they're good enough to be considered a classic.
"How the Grinch Stole Christmas", "A Christmas Story", "Elf", and "It's a Wonderful Life" are among my top favorite Christmas programs, but one that sits at the top of the list along side those is "A Charlie Brown Christmas".
For the first time since 1965, the classic TV special "A Charlie Brown Christmas" won't air on network TV this Christmas. From now on, the iconic Charlie Brown holiday specials will be entertaining viewers exclusively on Apple TV+. The streaming service has partnered with Peanuts Worldwide, Lee Mendelson Film Productions, and WildBrain to bring new Peanuts original series and holiday specials to fans of the lovable loser & his friends from across the globe., including non-subscribers.
Apple TV+ acquired the rights to three Peanuts holiday specials. The Halloween special "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" has been streaming globally since October 19. Non-subscribers can watch this Peanuts special for free from October 30 until November 1.
The Thanksgiving special " A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" will be launched on November 18 and it will be available to those without an Apple TV+ subscription ( $4.99 a month with a 7-day free trial)) from November 25 to November 27.
The iconic" A Charlie Brown Christmas" will premiere on Apple TV+ on December 4 and anyone can watch it for free from December 11 to December 13.
So at least it'll be available for free to anyone who is wanting to watch it. They're not completely evil and trying to take it away from everyone, but they definitely do make it more difficult to watch.
Nowadays, I typically watch my favorite Christmas shows and movies online anyway, so I'm sure I'll watch Charlie Brown one way or another.