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50 years? Good grief! A Charlie Brown Christmas was the first-ever Peanuts TV special, winning an Emmy Award and a prestigious Peabody Award. It has aired every year since it’s release in 1965, and prompted CBS, ABC and Fox to order dozens more Peanuts TV shows.

Watching this special has been a holiday tradition for many over the past 50 years. I watch it with my family every year, and I will continue to watch it around Christmas time for the foreseeable future, it’s just one of those things you HAVE to do to make it feel like Christmas.

It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown, airs on ABC Monday, November 30th, with A Charlie Brown Christmas following behind. Kristen Bell hosts the special featuring performances by Kristen Chenoweth, Sarah McLachlan, Boyz II Men, Pentatonix, David Benoit, The All-American Boys Chorus and Matthew Morrison.

On Thursday, December 9, 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas was seen in more than 15 million homes, capturing nearly half of the possible audience. That week it was number two in the ratings, after Bonanza. It won critical acclaim as well as an Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Program and a Peabody Award for excellence in programming.

FUN FACT! The TV special was surrounded by drama before the cartoon aired on CBS in 1965. CBS executives didn’t like Linus quoting the Bible, or the anti-commercialism message (on a TV network that utilizes commercials of course), the absence of adult voices, or Vince Guaraldi’s jazz music.