There are a few things we all expect as the holiday season approaches: Trips to the grocery store to stock up on ingredients for our big meals, scoping out sales to buy the best gifts for our loved ones, and the festive specials we love tuning into with our families each year.
Fans of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, and all of the Peanuts gang will be glad to know they’ll all be back on our screens November 27, 2019, AKA the day before Thanksgiving, with their classic animated special, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving airing at 8/7 pm CT on ABC.
The beloved characters first joined us in celebrating turkey day in 1973 and have become just as much a part of our Thanksgiving tradition as our family members ever since. By now, you probably know how the plot follows along as the characters try to salvage their Thanksgiving dinner from Snoopy and Woodstock, who believe toast and popcorn make a perfect a main dish. No matter how many times you’ve seen it, though, the way the group bands together is a lovely reminder that even when everything goes wrong, you can still find a silver lining when you’re surrounded by friends and family.
The half-hour special will be immediately followed by another classic short from Charlie Brown and his pals, This is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers. This historical segment originally aired in 1988 as part of an eight-part series. In it, the Peanuts gang steps in as the original Mayflower Pilgrims who arrived on American shores after a long journey across the sea and celebrate the first ever Thanksgiving.
With both specials airing the night before Thanksgiving, your family won’t have to wait for the parade to have fun with Snoopy and the whole Peanuts gang!