'Charlie Brown' Holiday Specials Won't Air on TV This Year and People Are Pissed

After five decades of holiday tradition, the Peanuts cartoons have been snatched in an exclusive deal with Apple
'Charlie Brown' Holiday Specials Won't Air on TV This Year and People Are Pissed
For the first time in 54 years, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown won't air on broadcast TV.

Following an exclusive deal with Apple TV+, the Peanuts cartoon — as well as its Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holiday counterparts — are moving from cable to streaming, breaking longstanding traditions for families everywhere.

While the platform has announced plans to stream the Halloween special for free from October 30 to November 1 in response to ongoing outrage, some are complaining that the move excludes families who don't have access to reliable internet.

Understandably, the reaction online has been far from pleasant, with some suggesting the switch is yet another disappointment in a long year full of tragedies. 

For now, a years-old upload of The Great Pumpkin remains available to stream on YouTube. Though, pending the new deal with Apple, it may not stay up for very long.

Watch it in full while you can below, where you can also find some of Twitter's reactions.