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Here's Where You Can Stream A Charlie Brown Christmas This Holiday Season

The holiday season is all about tradition. If you celebrate Christmas, you are likely a seasoned pro when it comes to decorating your tree and leaving cookies out for Santa. Then there's New Year's Eve, which is all about celebrating a fresh start by wearing as many sequins as possible and drinking champagne for good luck. Festive movies and TV shows are a huge aspect of these holidays and their traditions. One of the most classic holiday specials has been airing on television since the mid-1960s, and it's an animated treat featuring some of our favorite comic strip characters. That special? It's 1965's "A Charlie Brown Christmas," of course.

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" was the first-ever made-for-TV "Peanuts" adaptation, sparking specials for other holidays, including Halloween, Thanksgiving, and soon, New Year's Eve. Since its debut more than 50 years ago, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" has been required viewing for many families as they celebrate the holidays and remind themselves of the true meaning of Christmas. Plus, it's always nice to see Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, Lucy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang come together to put on a Christmas pageant and find the right tree — even if we've seen it play out year after year. 

So, now that we're officially in December, it's time to figure out which of the seemingly endless number of streaming services has "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on their platform. 

A Charlie Brown Christmas isn't too hard to find

Apple TV+'s acquisition of Peanuts content in 2020 means "A Charlie Brown Christmas" has one home and one home only. It's Apple TV+ if that wasn't a dead giveaway. If you'd like to watch this holiday special at home and you don't already have a subscription, you'll need to shell out the recently increased $6.99 a month for Apple TV+. After that, you're in luck because you can watch the classic special whenever your heart desires. If not, you can also get a seven-day free trial for the platform to watch the special as many times for free in one week. "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" is also available on Apple TV+, as is "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."

Due to Apple's exclusive rights to all Peanuts content, you cannot rent or buy any of the "Charlie Brown" movies on Amazon Prime, Vudu, Roku, or Redbox.