No, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” won’t broadcast on network television this year. Yes, you can still watch it even if you don’t subscribe to the streaming service showing it.
Apple TV+ acquired the rights to three “Charlie Brown” holiday specials in 2020, CBS News reported. That might sound bad if you’re not a subscriber, but Apple TV+ makes each of the specials available to non-subscribers for a few days around the holidays.
Non-subscribers were able to stream “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” from Oct. 28 to Oct. 31, Apple TV+ said in a news release.
“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” will be available from Nov. 23 through Nov. 27. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will be available from Dec. 22 through Dec. 25.
The streaming service said it would also make two more classic Peanuts holiday specials available: “I Want a Dog for Christmas” and “Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales,” which will be on the platform for the first time on Dec. 2 for subscribers who pay the $6.99 fee each month.