November 30, 2023

The Snoopy Show 2023 Christmas Special premieres December 1 on Apple TV+

For the second year in a row, the subscription service Apple TV+ is offering a new Christmas-themed episode of The Snoopy Show.

"Happiness is Holiday Traditions" will premiere on Friday, December 1, 2023.

Running 23 minutes long, the show is divided into three segments, like other episodes of The Snoopy Show:
  • Happiness is Holiday Traditions - Snoopy searches for the perfect tree topper
  • Window Wonderland - Woodstock gets trapped in a window display
  • Spike's Old-Fashioned Christmas - Snoopy and Woodstock visit Spike for Christmas
Look for this episode under The Snoopy Show, it's listed as season 3, episode 13.

Don't forget that you can also watch the 2022 Christmas episode ("Happiness is the Gift of Giving", season 2, episode 13), and all the classic Peanuts holiday specials - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown (1992), Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales (2002), and I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown (2003) - on Apple TV+ as well.

If you're not an Apple TV+ subscriber, A Charlie Brown Christmas will be available to stream for free on Saturday, December 16 & Sunday, December 17, 2023.

For more information about Apple TV+, including how to watch and subscribe, visit and this Apple support page.

November 23, 2023

A classic Peanuts Christmas countdown on for 2023

Are you counting down the days until Christmas? and the Peanuts gang are - our annual tradition of publishing classic Peanuts Christmas countdown panels is back, this year featuring panels from 1989.

Starting Friday, November 24, and continuing through December 25, our home page will feature a different holiday-themed comic each day.

New Christmas countdown panels are no longer being made, but we've reached into the archives to bring you historical panels that haven't been republished (as far as we know) since their original run over 30 years ago.

(A few years ago, co-host Derrick Bang uncovered 12 years of previously lost countdown panels... 1989 being one of them. You can read all about his hunt in his blog post.  Unfortunately, the sources for these panels weren't high quality and required a fair bit of cleanup, so they don't look as crisp as ones from later years.)

Please join us on our home page for a new comic each day, and we hope the Christmas countdown panels prompt a little smile every 24 hours, as they do for us!

November 16, 2023

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving streams free on Apple TV+ this weekend (Nov 18-19, 2023)

Just a reminder that the free window for A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on streaming service Apple TV+ is this weekend only, Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19, 2023.

The classic Peanuts holiday show will not be broadcast on over-the-air television this year.

To stream the special for free, you don't need an Apple device. The Apple TV+ app is available for a variety of streaming devices such as Roku and Amazon Fire TV, and on several different smart TV brands. You can also watch using a web browser on any computer by going to . See this Apple support page for a more detailed list of supported devices and how to watch.

You won't need to subscribe to Apple TV+, but you will need to either have or create an Apple ID to sign in and watch. After you sign in, search for the name of the special if you don't see it right away.

November 7, 2023

Can Beagle Scouts fly?

(This special post is by 5CP Associate Editor Gayna Lamb-Bang.)

(Amended, to correct two mistakes; note, in particular, the parade start time.)

A new Snoopy balloon and Peanuts float will debut at this year’s 97th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

The parade will be televised from 8:30 a.m. to noon November 23rd, all time zones, on NBC-TV and also streaming via Peacock.

The 55-foot tall Beagle Scout Snoopy, wearing his red Scout tie and green backpack, with his pal Woodstock sitting on his hat, will join the festivities. This honors the 50th anniversary of the first appearance of Beagle Scouts in the Peanuts newspaper strip. (Check out the relevant strips below.)

Snoopy continues to be the longest-running character in the parade’s history.  He started in 1968 as the WWI Flying Ace, which was followed by an Astronaut, Ice Skater, Ice Skater with Woodstock, Millennium Snoopy, an updated Flying Ace, Snoopy and Woodstock, an updated Astronaut, and now the Beagle Scout with Woodstock. 

The new Peanuts float will feature Camp Snoopy, with Woodstock and friends perched on top of their tent, on the lookout for some wild turkeys.  

To top it all off, in 2024 Apple TV+ will present more of the Peanuts gang’s adventures, with the premiere of the “Camp Snoopy” series.

Snoopy debuted as an "apprentice Scout" on May 13, 1974

He hoped to become a Beagle Scout the following day...

...and he finally debuted as the World-Famous Beagle Scout on May 17.