How to watch ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ for free this weekend


“It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” has been a Halloween staple for generations. And many parents and grandparents who grew up on it would love to show it to the young ones in their lives.

And although it won’t be on local TV, you can still watch “The Great Pumpkin” through Monday — online.

Apple has the rights to the Peanuts specials and will be streaming them for free for a limited time on Apple TV+.

“The Great Pumpkin” will be available for free to everyone October 28 – 31

“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” will be available November 23 – 27.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” will available December 22 – 25. 

You can check it out by going to or by downloading the Apple TV app.

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There was no “Great Pumpkin” on TV in 2020. But Apple then joined forces with PBS to air “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” that year.

All three specials aired again on PBS in 2021. But according to KGW in Portland, PBS confirmed in an email that it no longer has the rights to distribute the Peanuts specials.


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