The holiday season is in full swing, from shopping to decorations to the multitude of holiday specials, films, and television episodes. But if there was one holiday special that many hold near and dear to their hearts, that remains a class even all these years later, it's A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Airing in 1965, the 30-minute holiday special holds up extremely well, regardless of how times have changed. Both children and adults can find themselves entralled and emersed in the story and animation.
In a brief amount of time, viewers watch as they find themselves relating to at least one character. Whether it be Charlie Brown's confusion over what Christmas truly means to Linus enjoying the taste of snowflakes falling from the sky, Snoopy's passion for decorating, or Sally's misunderstanding of what she should ask Santa for Christmas.
What is A Charlie Brown Christmas about?
The special follows the story of how Charlie Brown is feeling the holiday blues, so Lucy suggests his involvement in the Christmas play. Even though Charlie Brown does his best to put together a nice show, including choosing the cast and buying a rather adorably forgotten Christmas tree, he's receiving mixed messages about the importance of the holiday.
This is where his best friend Linus quotes directly from the Bible what Christmas is all about. In the end, Charlie Brown and his friends appreciate the little Christmas tree, and all that Charlie Brown has tried to do.
For those who wish to watch this timeless tale, you can find it available on Apple TV+, where you can also watch the trailer and find suggestions for more holiday specials. If you don't wish to sign up for another streaming platform, you can try Apple TV+ for free for 7 days.
After the 7-day period is up, it will cost $9.99 per month. We'd love to hear which TV show holiday specials you enjoy this time of year and why.
Have you watched A Charlie Brown Christmas? If so, what is your favorite part?
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