How to Watch “Charlie Brown Christmas” for Free with Apple TV+
Apple now has the exclusive rights to “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, which means if you’d like to watch the Christmas classic from 1965 this holiday season, you’ll need to watch it through the Apple TV+ service. Fortunately, Apple TV+ offers a free seven-day trial, so you can sign up for the free trial long enough to enjoy “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and then cancel the service if you’d like to.
The Apple TV+ app is included on every Apple device including Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, and the entire streaming service is also available on the web to any device with a web browser (meaning any Windows PC, Linux machine, Chromebook, Android, etc) can also watch the Christmas show.
How to Watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Windows PC, Android, or Any Device
You will need an Apple ID to use the Apple TV+ service, and you can start a free trial, watch the show, and then cancel your trial within 7 days to avoid charges:
- Open the Apple TV app on your device, or go to tv.apple.com in your web browser
- Look in the top movies for “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, or use the search function to find Charlie Brown Christmas
- Choose play and enjoy the show (you can also click the “Try it free” option to sign up for the free AppleTV+ trial, just remember to cancel it within 7 days to avoid being charged)
The synopsis for “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on Apple TV+ is:
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?
At one point in time, Apple had a deal with PBS to continue showing “A Charlie Brown Christmas” for free on the US government broadcasting service, but it’s unclear if that deal was renewed this season. The last press release on the subject was from a year ago, and includes no mention of PBS, so if you want to watch the Charlie Brown Christmas show your best bet is to go through the Apple TV+ streaming route.