NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: The Charlie Brown balloon lies face down after being inflated by the Macy's inflation team ahead of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

I guess this was inevitable. In an age where everyone and their brother is starting a subscription TV streaming service, whoever owned the rights to Charlie Brown was bound to make us pay for him and his Peanuts gang eventually.

I’ve been around for A LOT of Halloweens, Thanksgivings, and Christmases, and there has never been a one that ABC didn’t air “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

In fact, as a child (before the ability to record shows), you marked your calendar so you could watch them.  Missing them was unthinkable. Those days are over.  Apple TV+ now owns the rights to these and as such, if you want to see them, you’ll need to subscribe. It’s the Great Pumpkin debuted on Apple TV+ Monday.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving arriving November 18.

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and A Charlie Brown Christmas premiers on December 4.

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Now before you think Apple TV+ is greedy and evil, the streamer is also making the specials available for free for a limited time. Pumpkin will be streaming free from October 30-November 1, with Thanksgiving following from November 25-27 and Christmas from December 11-13.

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