The ABC television network will once again air the holiday classic A Charlie Brown Christmas tonight at 8pm ET. Created by the popular Peanuts cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in 1965, the hour long special will also include a series of Christmas-themed animated stories entitled Charlie Brown Christmas Tales, based on Schulz’s work, in which several of the characters – Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy and Sally – each star in their own animated vignette.
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown! will air on Tuesday, December 14 at 8pm ET. This new animated special debuted in 2003 and was released on DVD this past October. It centers on ReRun, the younger brother of Linus and Lucy, who turns to his best friend, Snoopy, for amusement and holiday cheer. However the faithful but unpredictable beagle has plans of his own, giving ReRun reason to ask Snoopy to invite his canine brother Spike for a visit.