The internet went nuts when Apple TV+ announced it would have the exclusive rights to the Peanuts holiday specials — meaning they were no longer available on traditional broadcast TV.
Apple apparently heard your cries on social media and cut a deal with PBS to bring your favorites like “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” to your local PBS station
“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” will also air on KPTS-Channel 8 and KPTS KIDS 24-7 Channel (8.4) on November 22, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. CT and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will air on KPTS – Channel 8 and KPTS KIDS 24-7 Channel (8.4 or Cox 681) on December 13, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. CT.
If those times don’t work for you, you’ll be able to stream the shows at your convenience on Apple TV+. The platform will also offer some free viewing windows around each holiday.
“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” will be available for free from Nov. 25 until Nov. 27 on the platform, and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will be available to customers for free from Dec. 11 until Dec. 13.
The holiday specials have aired annually on broadcast television since the 1960s.