Today is not only Thanksgiving but it’s also my birthday. If CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, Freeform, PBS, Nickelodeon, or any of the other stations really want to give me a great present, one of them could cut a deal with Apple TV+ and start broadcasting the Peanuts specials again. It’s really not Thanksgiving without A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving airing on ABC a week before the holiday!
(Lisa and I watched it on Apple TV+ last night but it just feels like something that belongs on regular television. That’s just the way that I’m used to watching it, I guess. Knowing that I was watching the show along with thousands of other people at the same time added to the experience and it made the special’s message feel even more important.)
Since the special wasn’t broadcast this year, I’m going to go ahead and share my favorite scene. Charlie Brown has unexpected guests coming for Thanksgiving. Luckily, Snoopy, Woodstock, and Linus are there to help him prepare a meal. Toast and popcorn balls might not seem like a typical Thanksgiving dinner but, as this special shows, it’s not the food that makes Thanksgiving special. It’s the company.