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He’s been an old friend through the decades. When the holidays start to roll around Charlie Brown pops up on your TV, and even if you’re just channel surfing, you always stop to see what part they’re on, every year...until this year.
The first sign of trouble was when “The Great Pumpkin” was missing. America went crazy. Last month Apple TV+ became the new home of Charlie, Snoopy, Linus and the whole crew. The beloved Peanut specials had been sent to streaming land. After the huge outcry, Apple tried to make good by offering each special to stream for free for a handful of days, but that didn’t stop online petitions from growing, with hundreds of thousands of signatures.
Wednesday Apple caved. They struck a deal with PBS to show commercial free broadcasts of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (on Nov. 22) and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (on Dec. 13). Tell Grandma so she doesn’t call in a panic! Enjoy!