Airing on PBS: Oct. 24, 2021, 7:30 p.m. ET
Run-time: 30 minutes
Director: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Original release date: 1966
Trying to figure out how to watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown? While Apple TV still holds the rights to stream the classic holiday special year-round, it is available for free on a few days on other channels leading up to Halloween.
The time-honored classic, which sees Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown, Linus and Sally waiting in a pumpkin patch, and Snoopy cosplaying as a World War I flying ace, will return to network television this fall.
Here's everything you need to know about how and where you can watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
How to watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown from anywhere on earth
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How to watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown for free
This year, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown will air on PBS and PBS Kids on Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. However, it will not be available on pbskids.org or the PBS Kids Video App.
In previous years, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown aired on ABC, but did not appear on any networks last year after Apple acquired the rights.
How to watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on streaming
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is already on Apple TV Plus; last year, the streaming service made it available for free to nonsubscribers between Oct. 30 and November 1. Hopefully, they'll do the same this year.
If you're trying to watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown after Nov. 1, you can stream it as a new member taking advantage of the Apple TV Plus 7-day free trial (opens in new tab). Apple TV plus costs $4.99 per month thereafter, and features excellent programming such as Ted Lasso, Beastie Boys Story and The Morning Show.