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A Holiday Classic Not To Be Missed

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
PBS

Good Grief - The Peanuts iconic holiday classic almost didn't air on traditional television.

In a very blockhead move A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING almost didn't air on traditional TV, but never underestimate the power of love the public has for the Peanuts gang.

Just like Snoopy dogfights the infamous Red Baron, so too did the more than 260,000 fans of this iconic holiday tradition who wielded their mighty signatures in a petition to bring back this special for all to enjoy. In a deal made between Apple TV and PBS the show will go on and is set to air Sunday at 7:30pm.

In a year that has sidelined us all, it is more important than ever to be entertained and uplifted. So gather around the TV and remember what we're thankful for and celebrate life's simplest joys.

A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING - Peppermint Patty invites everyone to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, even though he's going to see his grandmother. Snoopy decides to cook his own version of a Thanksgiving meal with help from his friends.

FUN TRIVIA

  • When Peppermint Patty informs the gang that they're invited to Charlie Brown's grandmothers house, this is the only time she calls him "Charlie Brown" instead of "Chuck".
  • Number of times Charlie Brown is referred to as Chuck: 26
  • Snoopy's fight with the folding lounge chair appears to have been inspired by W. C. Fields' similar struggle with a chair in 1934's "It's A Gift."
  • Vince Guaraldi composed the music as well as did the vocals for the song "Little Birdie".