November 23, 2015

ABC celebrates the 50th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas on November 30 & December 24

It's been 50 years since the classic holiday special A Charlie Brown Christmas debuted, and ABC is commemorating the event with a new hour-long retrospective special, It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown, airing from 8 - 9 PM (Eastern/Pacific) on both Monday, November 30 and again on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24.

Each evening, the uncut original 1965 special will air immediately following the retrospective, from 9 - 10 PM (the rest of that hour will be filled out, as usual, by Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales).

It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown will be hosted by Kristen Bell and produced by Lee Mendelson, who produced the classic special 50 years ago. According to the press release, the show will feature "spectacular live performances, from the memorable music of Vince Guaraldi, to Kristen Chenoweth singing 'Happiness' from the Peanuts Broadway hit 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown,' and a performance from Matthew Morrison of an original song, 'Just Like Me.' Other musical guests set to perform classic songs are Sarah McLachlan, Boyz II Men, Pentatonix, David Benoit and The All-American Boys Chorus." There will also be "Hollywood notables reminiscing about their most treasured A Charlie Brown Christmas moments."

So tune in one or both nights for two hours of Christmas memories with the Peanuts gang!

Both shows are available to watch via online streaming at ABC.com:

It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown
A Charlie Brown Christmas



Also this holiday season, ABC will show I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 9 - 10 PM, and Happy New Year, Charlie Brown together with She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown on Monday, December 28, 2015 from 8 - 9 PM (all times Eastern/Pacific).


Here's the full upcoming schedule of Peanuts TV appearances on ABC (all times Eastern/Pacific):

Mon Nov 30 8-9 PM  It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown
Mon Nov 30 9-10 PM A Charlie Brown Christmas
                   + Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales
Tue Dec 15 9-10 PM I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown
Thu Dec 24 8-9 PM  It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown
Thu Dec 24 9-10 PM A Charlie Brown Christmas
                   + Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales
Mon Dec 28 8-9 PM  Happy New Year, Charlie Brown
                   + She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown


(UPDATED: The broadcast date & time for I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown was changed to the 15th from the originally announced date of the 19th, because ABC will be showing a Democratic presidential primary debate on the 19th.  Thanks for pointing this out, Amy M!)

1 comment:

dth1971 said...

I hope next year in October 2016 ABC does one similar for a 50th. anniversary salute to "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown".

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