Fall is upon us, which means temperatures are dropping, the scent of pumpkin spice is in the air, and most importantly, it's time to watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Every Halloween, we look forward to reliving our childhood memories with a few important, holiday-themed lessons from the Peanuts gang. Every fall, ABC airs the Halloween classic a few days before Halloween.
And while this year's television air times haven't been announced yet, you don't have to wait to watch your favorite Charlie Brown episodes! This season, you can stream the film whenever you like, or grab a copy of the DVD ($10, Amazon) and watch it on repeat all season long.
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown first aired in 1966 and follows Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, and the rest of the crew as they get ready for Halloween. As Lucy and her friends prepare their costumes for Violet's Halloween party, Linus and Sally camp out in the pumpkin patch awaiting a visit from The Great Pumpkin. As the gang goes trick-or-treating, Charlie Brown delivers his signature line, "I got a rock." It's a must-watch for anyone craving nostalgia this Halloween.
How to Watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Buy the DVD
If you just can’t wait for the film to air during the week of Halloween, buy the DVD version and watch it early! Watch the Peanuts gang prepare their costumes, visit the pumpkin patch, and bob for apples at Violet’s Halloween party. We won’t tell if you watch it every day from now until Halloween!
Stream on Hulu
If you don’t have cable, you can still catch the live airing! It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown won’t be on the basic Hulu plan this year, but if you have Hulu Live (it's one of the best streaming services to replace cable), you’ll be able to stream the program when it airs on ABC. We’ll update you with the exact date and time as soon as they’re announced, so check back for details.
Rent on Vudu
The classic Halloween flick is available on the streaming platform Vudu for $4. This version has been remastered, so you can watch Charlie Brown, Linus, and the rest of the gang trick-or-treat in vibrant color.
Once you've decided how you're watching, grab a mug of hot apple cider, cozy up on the couch, and enjoy this timeless fall classic.
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