Get ready to kick off the holiday season with a classic that's been warming our hearts for five decades! This year marks the 50th anniversary of  A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and it's time to gather around for some timeless fun.

It's a tradition that's spanned generations, bringing families together, and after all who could forget the lovable Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the gang as they embark on a Thanksgiving adventure? It was always a holiday must for me growing up, and with my kids.

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The popular holiday special from Charles M. Schulz, which first aired on November 20, 1973,  is part of the nostalgic collection of animated specials from the Peanuts gang Joining the Halloween and Christmas specials from Schultz, it combines all the things we love about the holiday, including time spent with family and friends and a big dinner of course.

Apple acquired the rights to the "Peanuts" catalog in 2018, which eventually saw the specials moving from their long-term place on broadcast television. The catalog included classics like It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,  A Charlie Brown Christmas, and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Since then, many fans of the timeless specials have felt something missing during the holiday season without the Peanuts Gang, but we have some great news!

How to watch 'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving' for Free

If you don't have an Apple+ subscription, don't worry. The streaming service announced they would provide special viewing free for nonsubscribers to stream the Peanuts nostalgic holiday specials including this year.

You can stream A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving for free on Apple TV+ starting Saturday, November 18th to Sunday, November 19th. The platform has a wide variety of holiday specials available during the season with a subscription. If you want to check out what they have to offer you can give it a whirl with a $9.99 a month, or do a trial run with the 7-day free trial. You can check out the full schedule of classics and some new originals for the whole family here.

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