Was this a real Charlie Brown television special or did we make it up?

Did Charlie Brown also celebrate Easter and the 4th of July?

Image: The Everett Collection

Who could forget A Charlie Brown Christmas? That 1965 special is credited for bringing real Christmas trees back to American living rooms and killing the plastic tree craze. 

The holiday cartoon was also so popular that it spawned sequels like It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. There have been a bunch of Peanuts holiday specials. A lot. More than you remember. More than 40, actually.

With that many, they must have celebrated every holiday, right? Not quite! See if you can tell the difference between a REAL Charlie Brown television special — and one we made up!
  1. It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown!
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  2. Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!
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  3. It's Your Mother's Day Too, Charlie Brown!
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  4. Hooray for Independence Day, Charlie Brown!
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  5. It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown
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  6. It's Columbus Day, Charlie Brown
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  7. Time for Tax Day, Charlie Brown
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  8. It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown
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  9. It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown
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  10. Remember Presidents Day, Charlie Brown
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  11. You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown
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  12. It's Called Labor Day, Charlie Brown
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Was this a real Charlie Brown television special or did we make it up?

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Sunflower 29 months ago
Wish these were still aired for the kiddos:
The Birth of The Constitution: This is America Charlie Brown on the 4th of July and “This is America Charlie Brown” Mayflower Voyagers on Thanksgiving.
nemalki 29 months ago
12/12. Strangely, they didn't make many holiday-themed Peanuts shorts as you think. Anything that sounds off, chances are, it's real.
thedude1500 29 months ago
That's gives me an idea I need to pitch to the networks. "You're Going to Prison Charlie Brown."
The whole Peanuts gang are framed for murder. It's up to their crack lawyer Snoopy and his trusty sidekick Woodstock to free them.
MrBill 29 months ago
12/12; easy one for me - I have been a big Peanuts fan since childhood.
Bobbo 29 months ago
9/12. AAAAAAUUUUUGGGHHHH indeed!
PeterGuerin 29 months ago
Oh, good grief! I got them all right! AUUUUUUGH!
Claude 29 months ago
How DARE you say the Great Pumpkin is fake!!!
Barry22 29 months ago
9/12, they sure made a lot of Charlie Brown specials. Can't wait for The Hanukkah one.
CatMomWanda 29 months ago
12/12. I surprised myself!😸
Dr_Zachary_Smith 29 months ago
12 of 12. The Flashbeagle special was made when Flashdance came out! WORST Peanuts Special Ever!!
I didn't see it, but I remember hearing the name. Guess it's just as well.
Listen to Lucy.
Listen to Lucy.
It's the bonus episode, on Snoopy's Reunion / It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown.
nemalki Dr_Zachary_Smith 29 months ago
That New Year's special is the one I hated. Poor Charlie Brown was the only one who had to do a report over Christmas vacation about War and Peace, couldn't enjoy the New Year's festivities, and still ended up getting a D- for his efforts? Poor Chuck.
richardkel 29 months ago
10/12. Never heard of Flashbeagle, but I'm going to have to look it up.
jamiahsh richardkel 22 months ago
Me either
ndebrabant 29 months ago
Was this a real Charlie Brown television special or did we make it up?

You got 11 out of 12
Woo hoo! It's time to celebrate! Grab a friend and dance!
moax429 ndebrabant 29 months ago
Me, too. Missed the "Spring Training" one (I don't remember that special very well).

However, there was one mistake: "Happy New Year, Charlie Brown" first aired January 1, *1985,* *not* 1986. I distinctly remember watching it on New Year's Day 1985, and I also have the special on DVD (as a bonus feature with "I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown"). The closing credits clearly show a 1985 copyright.
RobCertSDSCascap moax429 29 months ago
Maybe IMDB is wrong, too.
Jeffrey 29 months ago
You got 11 out of 12 ------------Woo hoo! It's time to celebrate! Grab a friend and dance! Got #12 wrong.
Tresix 29 months ago
11/12, missed the Arbor Day one. As much as I try to forget it, I CANNOT get "Flashbeagle" out of my mind!
cperrynaples 29 months ago
11/12! Didn't believe Spring Training. A few notes: While there wasn't a 4th of July Peanuts special, there was a miniseries where the characters met historical figures. Also, Number 11 was originally called "You're Elected, Charlie Brown!" BUT the Not was added when viewers realized he lost the class president election!
cperrynaples cperrynaples 29 months ago
Another footnote: In Number 5, Sally's teacher asked her what Arbor Day was and she said "That's the day when all the ships come sailing into the 'Arbor"!!
Never seen so many HAs in one animation cel.
They did that for Charlie in another special!
It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown, maybe?
Sally got it again in It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown.
"Hockey stick!"
Love that special, with Snoopy's fart-horn!
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