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Where to Watch 'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving' For Free in 2023

Is it even Thanksgiving without the Peanuts?

Thanksgiving season has finally arrived! While we plan out our grocery lists for the upcoming feast and anticipate hunting down all of the best Black Friday deals, it's important to remember that, above all, this holiday is about spending time with loved ones. There are many time-honored Thanksgiving traditions that bring families together every year, like breaking the wishbone, watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and enjoying the most beloved Thanksgiving movies. Of course, there's one holiday film that's been around for decades and is perhaps the most well-known: "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving."

Unfortunately, this award-winning special won't be airing on television in 2023—but that doesn't mean you can't get your annual fix of nostalgia. Here's where to watch "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" (for free!) with your family this year.

How to Watch 'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving' on Apple TV+

Snoopy and Woodstock in 'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving'

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In previous years, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," along with all the other Charlie Brown specials, has aired on PBS. However, in a tweet made last September, the network announced that "regretfully, PBS does not have the rights to distribute the Peanuts specials this year." While traditional TV lovers may be disappointed that we won't be able to watch the holiday classic on PBS this year either, Apple TV+ users are in luck.

"A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" is available to stream on Apple TV+, alongside several of the other major Peanuts specials. The best part? They're free for nonsubscribers, too. Anyone who has an Apple ID (which doesn't cost anything or require a credit card) can watch "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" between November 23 through November 27. Once you sign in, you can watch on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV device, and more. The special won't be available on other streaming platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, or Amazon Prime, so take advantage of this offer while you can!

If you're looking for more entertainment on Turkey Day, consider rewatching some memorable Thanksgiving TV episodes or reference our round-up of the most awkward Thanksgiving dinners in TV history.

READ MORE: 25 of The Best Thanksgiving Movies To Enjoy With Your Friends and Family Over the Holidays