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A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • Premiered: 
    December 9, 1965
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  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Special, Annual
  • Type: Animated
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Holiday
  • Tags: Christmas

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Plot Synopsis

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees everywhere during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, Charlie Brown needs Linus' help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is.
On Monday, November 30, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT, ABC premiered "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown," a brand-new one-hour special hosted by Kristen Bell, immediately before an encore presentation of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS at 9pm. This anniversary special celebrated 50 years of the iconic classic that has brought joy and a television watching tradition at the holidays for generations of fans. The program featured live performances -- from the memorable music of Vince Guaraldi to Kristen Chenoweth singing "Happiness" and from the Peanuts Broadway hit to a performance from Matthew Morrison of an original song, "Just Like Me." Other musical guests set to perform classic songs were Sarah McLachlan, Boyz II Men, Pentatonix, David Benoit and The All-American Boys Chorus.