ABC Brings A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving And Christmas To Viewers For The Holidays

ABC Brings A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving And Christmas To Viewers For The Holidays
Credit: Source: Lee Mendelson Films/CBS

Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner and ABC will be bringing two-holiday classics to families nationwide: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas. ABC will air A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving will air on ABC on November 27, 2019, between 8 and 9 p.m. ET.  Originally aired in 1973, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving has been a holiday favorite and watched by millions each year.  Only half an hour long and created by Charles M. Schulz, Charlie Brown hosts Thanksgiving dinner for his friends but runs into another anxiety-filled crisis as Snoopy and Woodstock were left in charge of preparing the feast.

Following A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving will be another Peanuts' special called  This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers.

The special will focus on the Pilgrims and the journey they took to get to the new world, as well as the first Thanksgiving dinner they had with the Native Americans.

On Thursday, December 5, 2019, ABC will air the holiday classic A Charlie Brown Christmas. The movie first debuted in 1965 and is one of the only Christmas specials that continues to recite the Bible account of Jesus Christ's birthday shown on secular television.  ABC released a statement about the movie's storyline.

"Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees everywhere during the Christmas season. Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant, and Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, Charlie Brown needs Linus’ help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is."

As the special is only half-an-hour long, ABC is going to follow A Charlie Brown Christmas with the special Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales.

In Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales , each beloved character from the Peanuts' gallery will present their own Christmas stories in vignettes.

Are you a fan of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving  and A Charlie Brown Christmas ? How do you feel about the Gospel story being told in A Charlie Brown Christmas? Does that make you more inclined to watch the program or will you not tune in because of the Christian message?


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  • Carol
    Carol Nov 27, 2019 1:37 PM PST

    Western Judeo Christian values are what makes the tradition of this holiday. The pilgrims who came here were fleeing religious persecution and tyranny. If anyone has a problem with a Judeo Christian holiday can change the channel and watch a channel of their choosing of which there are plenty, if not, they should develop cartoons suitable for their holidays instead of ruining the holidays of others.

  • Jon Palmer
    Jon Palmer Nov 25, 2019 7:36 AM PST

    Although I am somewhere between agnostic and atheist, it really doesn't bother me. I went to church until I was 18, and even asked for Jesus to save me when I was in elementary school. So, it doesn't bother me if kids are exposed to Christianity. Or any other religion, actually. Because I feel that they have to be aware of religion, and religious beliefs, before they can decide as an adult how much of it they want to believe, or if they don't want to believe anymore.

  • Philip Davis
    Philip Davis Nov 24, 2019 1:36 PM PST

    A Charlie Brown Christmas is my favorite of all Christmas specials starting with my fondness for Schulz and his characters. But I also love it for it's saying "That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown" with its simple honesty.

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