For many families, gathering together to watch classic holiday TV specials is a cherished tradition, like decorating the tree.
One of the most longstanding and beloved programs, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” will only air on television once this year.
PBS will broadcast “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on Sunday, December 19, at 7:30 p.m. EST. It will air ad-free on PBS and PBS Kids and be available for streaming on Apple TV+.
“We are delighted to bring the joy of these holiday classics to families across the country, in partnership with our member stations,” said PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger in a statement. “During these challenging times, public television continues to be a free and easily accessible source of comfort, inspiration and education for millions of Americans.”
"A Charlie Brown Christmas" was the first TV special based on the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz. It aired for the first time back in 1965 on CBS.