How to Watch “Charlie Brown Christmas” for Free with Apple TV+

Dec 10, 2023 - 1 Comment

Watch Charlie Brown Christmas

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:

  1. Open the Apple TV app on your device, or go to in your web browser
  2. Look in the top movies for “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, or use the search function to find Charlie Brown Christmas
  3. 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)
  4. How to watch Charlie Brown Christmas

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.

While you’re in the Holiday spirit, don’t forget you can put a Santa Hat on your Memoji, put a Christmas tree on your Mac desktop, and decorate your Mac in the holiday theme.

Happy Holidays!


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Posted by: Ali Khan in Apple TV, Fun, News

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  1. Lee says:

    Intensely ironic for the entire theme of A Charlie Brown Christmas to be about the commercialization of Christmas, and then Apple buys the rights to the show, and puts it behind a paywall.


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