Christmas season is here, and there are lots of ways to get into the spirit of the season. One way is to watch a Christmas special on TV, and one of the best is “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” For decades, it aired on broadcast TV, but that’s no longer the case–it’s now an Apple TV+ exclusive.
Now, the fact that this institution is on a streaming service may cause you to exclaim, “Bah! Humbug!” and send Apple a stocking full of coal, but stop, sip some egg nog, and relax–yes, I’m talking to you, Uncle Fred. Apple is making “A Charlie Brown Christmas” available to anyone to watch for free, for a limited time. If you are an Apple TV+ subscriber, however, you can watch it anytime.
How to watch ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ for free on Apple TV+
From December 22 to 25, anyone with an Apple ID can watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Anyone who owns an Apple device has an Apple ID, but if you don’t, Apple IDs are free and you don’t need a credit card to sign up. Once you have signed up, you can watch in a number of ways:
Apple has all the classic Peanuts specials for the holiday season that used to air over broadcast TV. There is one more holiday special left for the season, “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown,” and it’s likely that it will also be made available for free to non-subscribers at the end of the year.
The Apple TV+ subscription television streaming service is $6.99/£6.99 per month and can be renewed annually for $69/£69. Apple TV+ is also included in the Apple One subscription bundles, which include other Apple services, such as Apple Music, Apple News+, and up to 2TB of iCloud storage. Apple One bundles are priced between $16.95/£16.95 and $32.95/£32.95 per month. There are ways you can get Apple TV+ for free.