“A Charlie Brown Christmas” is Free to Watch This Weekend
The classic cartoon “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, about a child who is upset about the commercialization of Christmas, is free to watch this weekend only on Apple TV+ (though you can continue to watch it free with an Apple TV+ free trial at any other time).
Perhaps you had grown accustomed to watching the heartwarming anti-commercialization of Christmas classic free every year on regular television, but apparently that won’t happen this year since Apple acquired the rights to “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in 2020 and has commercialized it by placing the cartoon within their paid Apple TV+ service. Except for this weekend, anyway!
But, fear not, because according to USA Today, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is available to watch free from December 16 to December 17, on the Apple TV+ service. You will need an Apple ID to login and access the cartoon.
How to Watch Charlie Brown Christmas for Free This Weekend
From December 16 to December 17, you can watch the cartoon classic by doing the following:
- Go to tv.apple.com in a web browser, or open the TV+ app on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV
- Login with your Apple ID if you haven’t done so already
- Locate “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (it is featured somewhat prominently at the moment for the holidays) or click here
- Press the Play button and enjoy
If you happen to miss out on the weekend window to watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas” for free, remember you can still watch the cartoon anytime with a free trial for Apple TV+, just remember to cancel the service sometime before the 7 day free trial is over so you do not get charged. You can also watch it for free on DailyMotion.com though it’s unclear if that’s an officially sanctioned method of streaming the cartoon.
While USA Today and Denver Channel 9 News is reporting the show is available for December 16 and December 17, Apple TV+’s newsroom and press release site is void of any information on “A Charlie Brown Christmas” for this year, so it’s unclear where they get that information from.
Merry Christmas! And don’t forget to put some Christmas lights up on your Mac desktop.