Rejoice! The Peanuts Holiday Specials Are Returning to Public Television
Turn those frowns upside down, Peanuts fans!
After significant public outcry over the news that the Peanuts holiday specials would move from broadcast TV to Apple TV+ this year, the streaming service has reversed course.
On Wednesday, Apple seemingly bowed to the backlash, announcing it had teamed up with PBS for ad-free broadcasts of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (on November 22) and A Charlie Brown Christmas (on December 13).
It’s worth noting that the announcement did not say whether the specials would return to public television after 2020. But hey, we’ll take what we can get!
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The beloved specials will also stream ad-free and in HD on Apple TV+. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving will be on Apple TV+ starting November 18 and will be available at no cost from November 25 through November 27. The Peanuts gang will also deck the halls with the premiere of A Charlie Brown Christmas, streaming on Apple TV+ on December 4. The holiday special will be available to enjoy for free from December 11 through December 13.
Hip hip, hooray!