A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

1973

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

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Charlie Brown and the gang learn the true meaning of Thanksgiving after Peppermint Patty boldly arranges for everyone to celebrate the holiday at Charlie's house. The story originally aired on television and like the other animated Peanuts specials, features a toe-tapping, wistful score by Vince Guaraldi and his trio.

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Critic Reviews for A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

  • Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang are always the right medicine for any and every holiday.

    Nov 12, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Witnessing the principle in action last night inspired some ready-made nostalgia and some ritualized pleasure. It affirmed the conviction that Charlie Brown is not just a good man, but a beautiful loser.

    Nov 9, 2018 | Full Review…

    Troy Patterson

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  • The Great Pumpkin may be infinitely memorable, but the Thanksgiving special has a better story and themes more meaningful for the holiday it is celebrating.

    Nov 26, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The third in the great trilogy of year-end "Charlie Brown" half-hour holiday specials, this one is just as inspired, with its makeshift dinner of toast, popcorn, pretzels and jelly beans.

    Nov 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • ...pleasant enough and clearly in the Peanuts tradition. However, it doesn't quite match the poignancy of the Christmas or Halloween specials.

    Sep 5, 2010 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…
  • Classic turkey-day special for young and old.

    Oct 24, 2007 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

  • Nov 18, 2013
    A fun annual short film that is very popularly played around Thanksgiving each year and one most families watch together each year. Nothing spectacular but a fun short watch for the kids and families together.
    Chris B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Classic holiday special
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 05, 2010
    I enjoy this one probably more than the other Peanut's holidays.
    Sarah P Super Reviewer
  • Jan 27, 2010
    Probably the weakest, but still wonderful!
    KJ P Super Reviewer

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