It's been more than 50 years since It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown first debuted on CBS, but the cute cartoon is still a perennial favorite for the spooky season. The 1966 animated film centers on the titular Charles Schultz character finally getting invited to a Halloween party, while his pal Linus decides to wait out in the pumpkin patch in hopes of seeing the Great Pumpkin, the Santa Claus-like figure in whom only Linus believes.

5 Facts You Didn't Know About It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

It might not be very spooky, but there's still a lot to like about It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, from the debut of Lucy's signature football snag to some ghost costumes gone wrong. So if you're planning to include this timeless favorite in your rotation this year, here's what you need to know about where to watch it.


When is It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown airing?

ABC will air It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown twice ahead of Halloween in 2019 — on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 8/7c and again on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 7/6c. The latter airing will be immediately followed by the bonus cartoon, You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown, wherein Linus runs for class president.


Is It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown streaming?

The Halloween special is currently available for purchase on Amazon and YouTube. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is also available to Hulu subscribers who have the Live TV package.

"Tricks or treats," everyone!

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