A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Movie Summary

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle.

A Charlie Brown Christmas was originally released on CBS December 9, 1965.

Where can I watch A Charlie Brown Christmas online?

A Charlie Brown Christmas is not currently available to stream online.

Is A Charlie Brown Christmas available to buy on DVD?


Buy on DVD

When will A Charlie Brown Christmas air on TV in 2024?

A Charlie Brown Christmas will once again stream exclusively on Apple TV+, it will NOT air on ABC in 2023.

Apple TV+ usually provides special free windows for non-subscribers to stream the iconic holiday special during the month of December.

The TV special was originally broadcast on CBS in 1965 and rerun each year from 1966 until 2000. Beginning with the 2001 holiday season, ABC held rights to air the special. Since 2020, Apple TV+ has been the exclusive home of all Peanuts specials.

Year Released


Cast Includes

Chris Doran (Schroeder), Sally Dryer (Violet), Bill Melendez (Snoopy), Peter Robbins (Charlie Brown), Christopher Shea (Linus Van Pelt), Tracy Stratford (Lucy Van Pelt)

Rate Movie:

4.7/5 - (24 votes)

A Charlie Brown Christmas Movie Trailer

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9 thoughts on “A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

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  • December 14, 2020 at 4:28 PM

    They say it free on Apple tv but I do not have a computer to watch it on.

    • October 19, 2020 at 8:33 PM

      Alia… A Charlie Brown Christmas will stream exclusively on Apple TV+. Watch it for free from December 11th until December 13th. It will NOT air on ABC in 2020. Just a heads up 🙂

  • December 5, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    It’s just an outright travesty that the most recent showing of “ACBC” on December 2nd there were numerous scenes deleted in order to make room for more commercials. It’s just shameful that a holiday classic such as this gets butchered in this manner. As soon as I noticed this I stopped watching. After all you don’t play card games with a deck containing less than 52 cards.

    • December 9, 2017 at 10:23 PM

      That’s why I bought the dvd. Screw the network.

  • November 30, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    COOL!!! Will watch it both days. Except in 1969 & 1970 when my dad was stationed out of the U.S., I have seen this every year since it came out in 1965. to me, it is not Christmas without this!!

    • December 2, 2014 at 8:29 PM

      I love this too! It feels like christmas anytime I watch it. My family watches it every year!!!!

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