When to watch Charlie Brown holiday specials

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Posted at 2:34 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 17:34:52-05

(KGTV) - The beloved American holiday classic cartoons featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang return to ABC in the weeks ahead.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” debuted in 1965 as the first animated show featuring Peanuts. It was brought to life by the comic strip’s creator Charles Schulz and director Bill Melendez.

In a rare move for the time, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the other characters were voiced by children, producer Lee Mendelson wrote in a book about the film.

Also unique was the jazz soundtrack created by pianist Vince Guaraldi.

Here are the air dates for the shows on ABC10 in San Diego:

  • ”A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving": Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 8 p.m.
  • "A Charlie Brown Christmas": Thursday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m.
  • "I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown": Sunday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m.
  • "Happy New Year, Charlie Brown": Thursday, Dec. 26 at 8 p.m.