December 20, 2022

A Charlie Brown Christmas streams for free from December 22 - 25, 2022 on Apple TV

Bah, humbug!  For the first time in 57 years, A Charlie Brown Christmas will not be shown on broadcast television.

Instead, in 2022, the beloved Christmas special will only be available to stream for free - without a subscription - via the Apple TV app from Thursday, December 22 through Sunday, December 25, 2022. (Lumps of coals to all the Apple executives, please.)

You do not need an Apple device to use the Apple TV app. It's also available on a variety of streaming devices, including Rokus and Amazon Fires, and on many different smart TV brands. You can also watch using a web browser on any device by going to . See this Apple support page for a more detailed list of supported devices and how to watch.

While you won't have to subscribe to Apple TV+, you will need to either have, or create, an Apple ID to sign in and watch. After you sign in, search for A Charlie Brown Christmas.

(Subscribers can stream the show at any time, of course.)

The special remains available for purchase on DVD and Blu-ray as an alternative to streaming from Apple TV+.

December 2, 2022

Christmas-themed episode of The Snoopy Show now available on Apple TV+

A new episode of The Snoopy Show celebrating the holidays is now available on the subscription streaming service Apple TV+. With the overall title of "Happiness is the Gift of Giving" (season 2, episode 13), the episode premiered December 2, 2022.

Like previous episodes, the 23 minute show consists of three different segments, described as follows by Apple:
  • 'Twas the Nest Before Christmas - Snoopy adapts a Christmas poem to help Sally sleep
  • Happiness is the Gift of Giving - Charlie Brown makes gifts for his pals
  • Do Not Open Until - Snoopy can’t wait to open his presents

In addition to the new episode of the modern The Snoopy Show, Apple TV+ has added two more classic Peanuts specials to the service - Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales (2002) and I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown (2003) . They join A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown, meaning that all four classic Peanuts Christmas specials are now available on Apple TV+.

And if you're not an Apple TV+ subscriber, don't forget that A Charlie Brown Christmas will be available to stream for free from Thursday, December 22 through Sunday, December 25, 2022.