A Charlie Brown Christmas first aired December 9, 1965, and tonight ABC will mark its 50th anniversary with an airing of the holiday classic and a new special about the show. It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown, will be hosted by Kristen Bell and feature several celebrities including singer Sarah McLachlan.
As with each year since 1965, the most beloved Christmas classic of all time is airing early in December, so early that it’s always so easy to miss. Set the DVR now to catch both the show and the documentary. It will feature details about the creation of the show and creators Charles M. Schulz, Bill Melendez, Lee Mendelson, and Vince Guaraldi.
It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown airs tonight, November 30, 2015. at 7 p.m. Central on ABC, followed by the original A Charlie Brown Christmas at 8 p.m.