In thousands of years from now whoever is combing through the records of our time will wonder where these holiday gods and goddesses we called Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, and Snoopy came from. Everyone loves the “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”, and the original “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. Charlie and his group of friends are the perfect types of people to hang with on those mushy holidays.
In fact the “Peanuts” stories were so popular that producers launched “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown” in 1986. It’s the Peanuts version of “Indiana Jones & the Legend of the Crystal Skull”. While no one asked for Charlie Brown’s thoughts on drinking too much champagne and kissing strangers, it nonetheless got made. The plot of “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown” centers around a book report Charlie has to do on “War and Peace”. What elementary school kid can’t relate to reading Tolstoy in their free time? It’s that kind of special.
Chad Allen, the 80s teen idol, voices Charlie Brown, while Jeremy Miller, the blonde brother from the “Growing Pains”, voices Linus.
It might not be the best “Charlie Brown” special, but then again you try telling a sober story about New Year’s.
Date: Monday, December 30th
Episode Title: “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown”
Start Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Online Stream: ABC.com