Arkansas PBS > Engage > Pressroom > Apple, PBS team up for broadcasts of ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,’ ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

Apple, PBS team up for broadcasts of ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,’ ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

Posted 19 Nov 2020

Peanuts specials will air ad free

on Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS KIDS Nov. 22, Dec. 13 respectively

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Peanuts fans will have even more ways to watch Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang on their holiday adventures as Apple and PBS team up for special, ad free broadcasts of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” To complement their release on Apple TV+ this holiday season, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” will also air on Arkansas PBS and Arkansas PBS KIDS Sunday, Nov. 22, at 6:30 p.m. and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will air on Arkansas PBS and Arkansas PBS KIDS Sunday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m.

More information on ways to watch Arkansas PBS and Arkansas PBS KIDS throughout the state is available at

The classic holiday Peanuts specials will also stream ad free and in HD on Apple TV+. “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” will start streaming on Apple TV+ Nov. 18, and the special will be available for free Nov. 25-27. The Peanuts gang will also deck the halls with the premiere of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” streaming on Apple TV+ on Dec. 4. The holiday special will be available to enjoy for free Dec. 11-13.

Other holiday specials on Arkansas PBS will include:

·        “An Arthur Thanksgiving,” Sunday, Nov. 22, at 5:30 p.m.

·        A full day of PBS KIDS specials Wednesday, Nov. 25, beginning at 6 a.m.

·        “A Garden Home Christmas,” Saturday, Nov. 28, at 10:30 a.m.

·        “Urban Forge: Ozark Artistry” Monday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m.

·        “Christmas With Daniel O’Donnell” Saturday, Dec. 12, at 5:30 p.m.

·        “Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas” Sunday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m.

·        “Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas, with Vanessa Williams” Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m.

·        “Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir Featuring Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas” Friday, Dec. 18, at 9 p.m.

·        “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 8:30 p.m.

·        Two days of PBS KIDS specials Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 25, beginning at 6 a.m. each day.

·        Christmas Eve programming beginning Thursday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. with “The St. Olaf Christmas Festival: A New Song of Joy and Hope.”

·        Christmas evening programming beginning Friday, Dec. 25, at 8 p.m. with “Call the Midwife Holiday Special.”

The complete schedule is available at

PBS, with more than 330 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital content. Each month, PBS reaches over 120 million people through television and 26 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’s broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. Decades of research confirms that PBS’s premier children’s media service, PBS KIDS, helps children build critical literacy, math and social-emotional skills, enabling them to find success in school and life. Delivered through member stations, PBS KIDS offers high-quality educational content on TV— including a 24/7 channel, online at, via an array of mobile apps and in communities across America. More information about PBS is available at, one of the leading dot-org websites on the internet, or by following PBS on Twitter, Facebook or through our apps for mobile and connected devices. Specific program information and updates for press are available at or by following PBS Pressroom on Twitter.

Arkansas PBS is Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, which enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. Arkansas PBS delivers daily, essential, local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through multiple digital platforms, including livestreaming at, on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Members with Arkansas PBS Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. Arkansas PBS depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).