We’ll show you how to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas from 1965 on your iPhone, iPad, Android, Apple TV or just about any connected device you own.
It’s hard to find A Charlie Brown Christmas on Netflix, Amazon Instant video and other services — but you don’t need to buy A Charlie Brown Christmas on DVD and convert to a file that you can watch on your phone — even though it can be tough to find.
As you look for a place to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas on your iPhone, iPad or other device, watch out for apps, song books, music recordings and other options that don’t actually let you stream A Charlie Brown Christmas to your phone, tablet or TV.
Although many of us may think of A Charlie Brown Christmas as a movie, it is really a TV show under the classifications of some online stores.
2015 is the 50th anniversary of the A Charlie Brown Christmas show airing on TV, and it is a Christmas classic in many homes. Charlie Brown, Christmas Day and The Peanuts Movie are trending on many search services as people look for a way to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas, with more attention than normal thanks to the 50th anniversary and The Peanuts Movie.
Watch A Charlie Brown Christmas
The original A Charlie Brown Christmas aired in 1965, but you don’t need to be a kid of the 60’s to appreciate this timeless classic. Just like with the original Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, A Charlie Brown Christmas is a classic that many of us grew up watching and now want to watch with our kids or just to relive our childhood memories.
Although not the longest running Christmas special, this is one that we look forward to watching every year.
For the 50th anniversary of the show you can watch A Charlie Brown Christmas on TV at 9 PM. The short Christmas special airs on ABC at 9 PM Eastern. This year, due to the 50th anniversary of the show, there is an hour-long special, It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown! that airs at 8 PM Eastern. You should be able to watch these at 8 PM and 9 PM Pacific, as the show will not air at the same time on both coasts.
You can set your DVR to record and watch A Charlie Brown Christmas through the holiday season, but you can also stream it online and buy it from several sources. We searched for the A Charlie Brown Christmas Netflix stream and came up empty, but we did find a A Charlie Brown Christmas YouTube stream that offers the full TV special.
This may not stay online for long, but if you want to watch, it is one place to start. The video above features slightly changed audio. It isn’t clear if this is an attempt to keep this online or if it is due to the restoration done on some version of the movie. We verified that the iTunes version features better audio that sounds more like the TV special we watch each year.
Although you may not be able to watch this second version on every device, Daily Motion allows users to stream A Charlie Brown Christmas with the original audio intact. Click here to watch this version online.
If you love the series we recommend buying A Charlie Brown Christmas digitally. These streams are not from official sources and will likely come down at some point.
iTunes sells A Charlie Brown Christmas for $14.99 with the original and with It’s Christmastie Again, Charlie Brown and It’s Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown.
You can also buy the special A Charlie Brown Christmas 50th Anniversary deluxe edition on DVD for $7.65 on Amazon.
Once A Charlie Brown Christmas airs on TV we don’t expect to see it again many more times this year. The networks only show classics like this and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer once a year.