A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving


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

While this isn't a terrible movie by any means, it has none of the wonderfully constructed brilliance of the Christmas special. It's like they decided to dumb things down a bit, feeling like a less mature work of art would be a bad thing or something. This bothers me a bit, but not enough to keep me from enjoying myself. I think I just had too high of expectations, but then again, it's kind of hard not to.

Chris Weber
Chris Weber

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Richard C
Richard C

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Probably the weakest, but still wonderful!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

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Um...Charlie Brown....it's classic, how can you not like it?

Rachel F
Rachel F

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