This year, for the first time in 60 years, the Peanuts holiday specials won’t be airing on broadcast television.
If you are upset about this, you are NOT alone.
There are many people out there who traditionally wait all year to watch It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and A Charlie Brown Christmas on television, and now that it’s not going to happen this year, people are understandably upset.
Now, all the Peanuts holiday specials will air for a 3 day period on Apple TV, but for many, this is simply not good enough.
There are people, like me, who don’t have Apple TV. I choose to partake of my binge watching through a Roku player, and I like it that way.
Don’t worry, those who are upset about the move are rallying to have the situation corrected. In a move that has now gone viral, there is a petition calling out Apple and Wildbrain Studios in their “corporate greed” for taking the Peanuts Holiday Specials away from the general public.
This petition has been started on Change.org, and at the time of this writing, 126,800 people have already signed it.
YOU can head on over to Change.org and let your voice be heard as well.
Our goal is to get our Peanuts back on television and bring back the tradition! The time for saying ‘Good Grief’ is over. Now’s the time to take action. Now’s the time to fight back! Do it for Charlie Brown and for Peanuts fans everywhere, young and old!Michael Nebbia on Change.org
As of right now, you can catch It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown on Apple TV for free from October 30th through the November 1st.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving will be added to the streaming network, and will be available for free from November 25th to the 27th.
Charlie Brown Christmas (my all time favorite) will be available for streaming from December 11 to 13 on Apple TV.
The platform will also expand on the iconic holiday slate by introducing new specials for a whole new slew of holidays, including Mother’s Day, Earth Day, New Year’s Eve, and a back-to-school special. Those special will joins the previously-announced The Snoopy Show and a documentary that provides a special behind-the-scenes look at the franchise.ComicBook.com