In 2016, A Charlie Brown Christmas will air Thursday, Dec. 1, at 8pm ET on ABC and Thursday, Dec. 22, at 8pm ET on ABC.
(Description below from ABC)
In the digitally remastered 1965 special A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees everywhere during the Christmas season. Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant, and Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, Charlie Brown needs Linus’ help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is.
The Dec. 1 airing will be in an hourlong slot that will also include a series of Christmas-themed animated stories titled “Charlie Brown Christmas Tales,” based on Charles M. Schulz’s work, in which each of the beloved Peanuts characters – Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy and Sally – star in his or her own charming animated vignette.
The cast of A Charlie Brown Christmas includes Peter Robbins (“Charlie Brown”), Christopher Shea (“Linus”), Tracy Stratford (“Lucy”), Chris Doran (“Schroeder”) and Sally Dryer (“Violet”).
The 2016 airings of A Charlie Brown Christmas are Dec. 1 and Dec. 22 at 8pm ET on ABC.