'It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' Isn't Airing on Cable TV at All This Year

Maggie Maloney
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Fall is filled with some of our favorite annual rituals, like apple picking, pumpkin decorating and leaf peeping. But no autumn is complete without the most sacred of traditions: a viewing of It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.

The Peanuts gang has filled our hearts and minds with some of the best holiday quotes around––from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas; we will never tire of the jokes and important lessons tucked into the special episodes.

Photo credit: COURTESY OF PEANUTS WORLDWIDE AND HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
Photo credit: COURTESY OF PEANUTS WORLDWIDE AND HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Things are very different this Halloween—and not just because of the pandemic's affects on trick-or-treating traditions. Additionally, the powers that be have switched up the way you'll be able to watch the film. While it has typically been shown on ABC and other cable networks, it was announced on October 19 that It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown would air exclusively on AppleTV+. Don't worry—if you don't have AppleTV+ already, you can always sign up for a free trial of AppleTV+ to watch it before Halloween. And rest assured, the streaming service is offering the film for free to all users from Oct. 30 - Nov. 1.

While the film's 50th anniversary celebration was four years ago, you can still throw a viewing party with these surprising fun facts about the film and by reliving the movie's best quotes. If you miss the film this year, you can always stream the timeless classic on Amazon Video.

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