A New Peanuts Holiday Special—Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne—Is Coming to Apple TV+
Last year, Apple TV+ acquired the rights to past and future Peanuts content—including A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and the other beloved holiday specials.
Now, as Simplemost reports, the streamer is set to premiere a new Peanuts holiday special this Friday, December 10. Though Charlie Brown didn’t lend his name to the title of this one—Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne—he’ll be in it, racing to fulfill his New Year’s resolutions in the waning hours of the year. Meanwhile, Lucy tries to redeem her subpar Christmas by planning a New Year’s Eve celebration to remember.
As Variety points out, it’s not the first New Year’s special in the Peanuts franchise. In 1986, CBS debuted Happy New Year, Charlie Brown, in which Peppermint Patty hosts a New Year’s Eve party while Charlie is preoccupied with a book report on War and Peace. But For Auld Lang Syne will be Apple’s first original holiday special. It was produced by WildBrain Studios in conjunction with Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates; Schulz’s son Craig and Craig’s son Bryan are both executive producers, meaning Peanuts production is still very much a family affair.
To pass the time before For Auld Lang Syne hits screens, Apple TV+ subscribers can rewatch the rest of the Peanuts holiday programs, which are already available to stream. That includes It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown, a 1992 TV special that stitches together a number of festive shorts. In one, for example, the kids prepare for a Christmas play; in another, Charlie Brown tries his hand as a wreath salesman. The special, written by Charles Schulz himself, was just released on Apple TV+ earlier this month.
Check out the trailer for Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne below.