It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is unfortunately not streaming on Netflix, so you’re going to have to dig a bit deeper to find this 1966 Halloween classic. It’ll be well worth it though to see Linus stubbornly wait out in a pumpkin patch to wait for the Santa Claus of Halloween (the Great Pumpkin), which might cause your kids to ask if there is really a Great Pumpkin and why hasn’t he given them present yet. The droll humor of The Peanuts is just unlike anything else that’s on today. Introduce your kids to this TV special or just watch it with your parenting partner. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown has plenty of jokes in there for you. As Lucy puts on her witch costume, she explains why she chose it: “A person should always choose a costume which is in direct contrast to her own personality.” Snoopy aka the World War I Flying Ace would definitely disagree with that.
1. Watch it live on ABC.
As a part of ABC’s “October is Spooktacular,” the network is showing Great Pumpkin on October 26 at 8 p.m. EST. This is the only time they’re showing it on TV before Halloween, so if you want to watch it live, you better clear your schedule. They’ll also be showing “You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown” immediately after.
2. Buy it and stream it on YouTube.
YouTube is offering all of the Peanuts’ holiday specials as a part of a package deal, but you can also buy each special individually for $1.99.
3. Buy it on Amazon.
Amazon has It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown available to add to your digital collection for $9.99.
4. Check out your local library.
Don’t forget about this valuable resource. Your local library probably at least has one copy of Great Pumpkin on DVD on their shelves.