A Charlie Brown Christmas streams free on Apple TV Plus for two days in December | Image: Apple
Apple nabbed exclusive rights to stream the Peanuts holiday specials on Apple TV Plus back in 2020, and has made a habit of making the stream freely available to non-subscribers for short periods around Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas ever since. The company announced yesterday that it’s doing it again this year, along with subscriber only originals like The Velveteen Rabbit, Frog and Toad, and a new Shape Island special.
Assuming Apple doesn’t announce a new broadcast partnership, this will be the second year the three Peanuts specials — It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and A Charlie Brown Christmas — will be wholly exclusive to Apple TV Plus in the US. They were shown on PBS in 2020 and 2021,…
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