Fear Not! ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Will Stream for Free

Fear Not! ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Will Stream for Free December 13, 2023

Since Apple acquired the rights to “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” one of the most beloved television specials in history, viewers continue to seek it out. The company has announced plans to stream for free this Saturday, December 15, and Sunday, December 16. In this adored Peanuts special, feeling down about the commercialism of Christmas, Charlie Brown becomes the director of the gang’s holiday play. Can he overcome his friends’ preference for dancing over acting, find the “perfect” tree, and discover the true meaning of Christmas?

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ image courtesy of AppleTV+.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas,” beloved by generations of viewers, featured a bold presentation of the birth of Jesus. According to those who worked with Peanuts creator Charles Schultz, he was insistent on this one simple scene, even though his crew questioned the inclusion of religion. Linus recited the familiar gospel passage in Luke 2:

“And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them! And they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them — ‘Fear not! For, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ, the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the Heavenly Host praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the Highest, and on Earth peace, and good will toward men.’”

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL and others, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, and at tv.apple.com, for $9.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.*

“A Charlie Brown Christmas,” streaming exclusively on AppleTV+, will be available for free Saturday, Dec. 15, and Sunday, Dec. 16.

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