It just isn’t the holiday season without hearing that familiar theme from Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. ABC is highly aware of American’s need of Snoopy, and feed that need with the holiday airing of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”. The movie was first released forty years ago, but still resonates across generations. There’s a deep love we all have for Charlie, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Franklin, and of course Snoopy and Woodstock.
To get you in the Peanuts mood here is the opening scene from the special that features Lucy, Charlie, and a football. It’s still as magical now as it was when you first saw it.
Charles Schultz not only created the iconic strip, but also is credited for writing the specials. Besides Thanksgiving the two other specials people remember fondly are “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”. At this point they are as much a part of the holiday season as the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” or “It’s a Wonderful Life”.
Besides the holiday specials my personal favorite is “Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back!!)”. It might be because I react to french bread in the same way Snoopy does, but that again is the great part of the Charlie Brown movies. People connect with them during every stage of their life.
Be apart of this year’s “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” by following the below info.
Date: Thursday, November 27th
Episode Title: “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”
Start Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Online Stream: ABC.com