In a yr that might greatest be described as a neverending stream of WTFs, we’ve got a bit of excellent information: the Charlie Brown vacation specials are again
Traditions run sturdy this time of yr; from sneaky little elves to quirky sugar cookies. Earlier this month, vacation spirits dipped when Apple TV+ introduced the Charlie Brown classics would air completely on their app. Even although the web argues over all the pieces from who will get to put on attire to the colour of ugly attire, there’s one factor we will all rally round: don’t mess with Charlie Brown.
The 1965 animated basic, a convention in lots of households, is predicated on the comics created by Charles M. Schulz. The feel-good particular has aired on community tv each vacation season for the final 5 many years, a free present for the individuals. The optimistic present follows the Peanuts crew as they understand the true that means of Christmas. Until 2000, the Peanuts specials lived in your grandmother’s favourite channel, CBS. In 2001, ABC purchased the rights to the franchise.
We’re feeling very grateful to group up with @AppleTV to share #ACharlieBrownThanksgiving with you this yr! Tune in to this particular one-night occasion on PBS and @PBSKIDS on Sun, Nov 22 at 7:30/6:30c. pic.twitter.com/ADW1R0FvCv
— PBS (@PBS) November 18, 2020
In October of this yr, information broke that Apple TV+ claimed the rights to all Peanuts vacation specials. After the announcement, the legendary Peanuts Halloween particular, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, was not proven on community tv for the primary time in 54 years.
In a yr that introduced a change in the best way we journey, work, and go to highschool, dropping Charlie Brown was a dealbreaker. Masks in public? Gotcha. Hand sanitizer a bajillion occasions a day? No downside. Taking away slightly little bit of vacation cheer in a time once we want it probably the most? Sir, you higher begin operating now, as a result of if this hassle catches up with you, then it’s not gonna let go of you.
A petition on Change.org to convey again the particular has greater than 250,000 signatures as of this writing. Following the uproar, Apple TV+ teamed up with PBS and PBS Kids in November to air the specials on community tv once more — with simply sufficient time for A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving to air.
Thanksgiving at residence? Check. Zoom name with the fam to want everybody a contented vacation? Yep. Charlie Brown on TV? You higher imagine it.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas will run in ad-free broadcasts on PBS and PBS Kids on November 22 at 7:30 EST and December 13, respectively. The specials can even be out there at no cost, briefly, on Apple TV+ for non-subscribers, as nicely. On AppleTV+, the Thanksgiving particular will likely be out there at no cost between November twenty fifth and twenty seventh and the Christmas episode will do the identical between December eleventh and thirteenth.