What you need to know
- You can stream A Charlie Brown Christmas for free this weekend.
- PBS will also start airing the special this Sunday.
For everyone who wants to partake in the Christmas tradition, Apple TV+ will be streaming A Charlie Brown Christmas for free to everyone this weekend. The Peanuts special, which has been beloved for generation after generation, is streaming for free between Friday, December 11 through Sunday, December 13.
When Apple first announced that it had signed a deal with Wildbrain, the studio that owns the Peanuts franchise, it was made known that the Peanuts specials like A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown would stream exclusively on Apple TV+.
That change received quite the backlash from those who had become accustomed to watching the specials on CBS, where they had aired for years. In response, Apple announced that the specials, in addition to being offered for free for select dates, would also air on PBS.
In addition to the Christmas special being available on Apple TV+, it will begin airing on PBS on Sunday, December 13. The company recommends that you check your local listings to find out what time it will be airing in your area and they have thankfully provided a way to figure that out on the PBS website.
Those who subscribe to Apple TV+ will be able to stream A Charlie Brown Christmas starting today and can continue to stream after the weekend is over. The special will also continue to air on PBS up until Christmas.
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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.