How to watch 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' on Apple TV+ and PBS

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What you need to know

  • "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is now streaming on Apple TV+.
  • It will also air on PBS on Sunday, December 19.

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" is streaming now on Apple TV+.

The special follows the story of Charlie Brown and his quest to find the true meaning of Christmas.

Feeling down about the commercialism of Christmas, Charlie Brown becomes the director of the gang's holiday play. Can he overcome his friends' preference for dancing over acting, find the "perfect" tree, and discover the true meaning of Christmas?

In addition to being available anytime for Apple TV+ subscribers, the beloved Peanuts special will also air on public television for anyone who does not have a subscription to Apple's streaming service. Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS, announced earlier this month that the special would be coming back to PBS this year in a statement:

"We are delighted to bring the joy of these holiday classics to families across the country, in partnership with our member station. During these challenging times, public television continues to be a free and easily accessible source of comfort, inspiration and education for millions of Americans."

This year, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" will air on PBS and PBS Kids on Sunday, December 19 at 7:30 pm ET. If you want to make sure you don't miss it, check your local listings here. According to Parade, the airing will be commercial-free to everyone.

Apple TV+ is available on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV through the Apple TV app. It is also available on the Fire TV, Xbox, Playstation, and Smart TVs. The service even streams through the Apple TV+ website.

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" is streaming now on Apple TV+. If you want to watch the special in the best quality possible, you can check out our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV 2021.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.