If you have fond memories of watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving as a child.?
Famed cartoonist Charles M. Schulz is interwoven into many of our collective holiday traditions, thanks to a series of beloved animated television specials featuring the Peanuts characters from his iconic comic strip. For Turkey Day, he gave us plenty of food for thought in A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. For over 40 years now, families have gathered around the TV to watch this beloved and timeless cartoon.
Charlie Brown is the kid that never caught a break and, unfortunately, Thanksgiving is no different. Although he already has plans to visit grandma with his sister Sally, it seems that everyone else has invited themselves over to Charlie’s for dinner … and he isn’t exactly a gourmet chef. They thumb their nose at his offering of toast, pretzels, popcorn and jelly beans, while he almost misses his date with grandma as a result of their invasion.
Luckily, grandma, being the kind soul that she is, invites Charlie and his friends over to her place for a more traditional dinner spread, leaving Snoopy and Woodstock by themselves to gorge on a feast fit for a king.
First aired in 1973 on CBS, the annual special moved to ABC in 2000, along with the other Peanuts holiday favorites. Sometimes it airs directly on the holiday, and other years, a few days before. Either way, it is one of those cartoons we have come to expect each time the holiday season rolls around and, thankfully, continues to be passed down from generation to generation.