Holiday TV offers new movies, music, specials – and Charlie Brown | Television
By Lynn Elber | Associated press
Supply chain problems are this year’s Grinch, threatening to steal goodies and good humor. But the television is chock-full of holiday specials and romantic comedies, including Food Network’s first film and the Christmas debut of the renowned GAC Family channel.
There are options to watch some old favorites, such as 1965’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. The Peanuts special will air on PBS and is available on Apple TV +, which acquired the classic last year. The free viewing window that the streaming service was offering it then closed this year.
In a twist for the Food Network movie, it debuts on sister company Discovery +. The streaming service offers a free trial option, so like Santa Claus marking courtesy cookies, enjoy the gift while it lasts.
Here’s a sample of what to watch while sipping nog and munching on roasted chestnuts – if they’re available on the supermarket shelves.
“A rich Christmas” • A self-centered socialite gains a new perspective on life when she is forced to work in a family homeless shelter. Bill Bellamy and Tyler Abron are the stars. (Available now on BET +)
“Christmas wrapped in candy” • Molly McCook is an executive whose life takes a detour when she visits the town of Peppermint Hollow. Ree Drummond (The Food Network Pioneer Woman) plays the local baker. (Available now on Discovery +)