Charlie Brown, depressed by the commercialism of Christmas and because he doesn't get any Christmas cards, becomes the director of the gang's Christmas pageant. Can he overcome his gang's preference for dancing instead of acting, find a good Christmas tree, and the true meaning of Christmas?
Last Episode01x01 A Charlie Brown Christmas Aired: Dec. 09, 1965
It's Christmas time again, yet Charlie Brown can't seem to find the holiday spirit. Between the greed and commercialism that surrounds the day, …
Series Fun Facts
- When viewing the rough cut of the show, both Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson were convinced that they had a flop on their hands. After it premiered, they were happily surprised and shocked at…
[show]When viewing the rough cut of the show, both Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson were convinced that they had a flop on their hands. After it premiered, they were happily surprised and shocked at the high ratings and excellent reviews that the show received. Today, the show remains the second longest-running Christmas special on US network television (the 1964 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) (TV) premiered one year earlier and is still broadcast every year on US network television).
- The rock music group Jefferson Airplane wanted autographs from all the kids who voiced the characters.
- A version with a laugh track was produced but later discarded after the success of the broadcast version.