This television classic features the Peanuts characters in the story of Charlie Brown’s problematic efforts to mount a school Christmas pageant. Everybody’s on board: Lucy, Snoopy, Schroeder, Pig-Pen, but the biggest impression is surely made by Linus, who stops the show with his recitation from the gospels of the story of Christ’s birth.
Is it available to purchase or rent?
2022 Dates, Times, and Channels
A Charlie Brown Christmas will stream exclusively on Apple TV+, it will NOT air on ABC in 2022.
Apple TV+ will also provide special free windows for non-subscribers to stream the iconic holiday special, available December 22nd through December 25th.
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. Starting in 2020, Apple TV+ will become the exclusive home of all Peanuts specials.
Chris Doran (Schroeder), Sally Dryer (Violet), Bill Melendez (Snoopy), Peter Robbins (Charlie Brown), Christopher Shea (Linus Van Pelt), Tracy Stratford (Lucy Van Pelt)