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(1965 TV Short)

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Followed by 

Charlie Brown's All Stars! (1966) (TV Short)
You're in Love, Charlie Brown (1967) (TV Movie)
He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown (1968) (TV Short)
Play It Again, Charlie Brown (1971) (TV Short)
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973) (TV Short)
It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown (1974) (TV Short)
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (1975) (TV Short)
It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown (1976) (TV Short)
It's Magic, Charlie Brown (1981) (TV Short)
A Charlie Brown Celebration (1982) (TV Movie)
Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (1986) (TV Short)
Snoopy: The Musical (1988) (TV Movie)
This Is America, Charlie Brown (1988) (TV Mini-Series)
Why, Charlie Brown, Why? (1990) (TV Short)
Snoopy's Reunion (1991) (TV Short)
A Charlie Brown Valentine (2002) (TV Short)
He's a Bully, Charlie Brown (2006) (TV Movie)
Peanuts (2015)

Edited into 

A Charlie Brown Kwanzaa (2000) (Video)

Referenced in 

You're in Love, Charlie Brown (1967) (TV Movie)
Lucy says to Charlie Brown, "Wasn't I the Christmas Queen?!"
Muppet Babies: Comic Capers (1989) (TV Episode)
The peanuts characters make an appearance in this episode.
The Simpsons: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (1989) (TV Episode)
Bart refers to A Charlie Brown Christmas
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Rocketship X-M (1990) (TV Episode)
"Now Linus is drawn different because of his hair"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Star Force: Fugitive Alien 2 (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Sounds like the teacher from the 'Peanuts' TV specials"
Batman: The Animated Series: Christmas with the Joker (1992) (TV Episode)
Charlie Brown's tree makes a cameo appearance.
Melrose Place: A Melrose Place Christmas (1992) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Herman's Head: A Charlie Brown Fitzer (1992) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Monster A-Go-Go (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom (as a muffled voice speaks): "They're talking to Charlie Brown's mom."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Who's wearing a Linus shirt?"
The Ref (1994)
Gus says he's going to watch the Charlie Brown special at Christmas
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Red Zone Cuba (1994) (TV Episode)
Tom: "The Cubans in this movie sound like the grown-ups on 'Peanuts.'"
Bottle Rocket (1994) (Short)
Vince Guaraldi's "Skating" from this film is used in 'Bottle Rocket'.
The Simpsons: Marge Be Not Proud (1995) (TV Episode)
In the scene where Bart is imagining Christmas in Juvenile Hall, the wooden tree with the red ornament is shown in the background.
3rd Rock from the Sun: Jolly Old St. Dick (1996) (TV Episode)
Harry brings home a tiny, pathetic Christmas tree with a single red ornament
Sliders: Season's Greedings (1996) (TV Episode)
Quinn tells the story of a raggedy Christmas tree from his childhood, which he compares to Charlie Brown's.
The Simpsons: El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Homer (1997) (TV Episode)
When Homer eats the insanity pepper and hallucinates, Mrs. Krabappel's voice sounds the same as that of an adult in Charlie Brown's world to him.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Spider Invasion (1997) (TV Episode)
Tom (as muffled dialogue is heard): "The pilot is Charlie Brown's teacher."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Devil Doll (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike (as Sally): "All I want is my fair share! All I want is what's coming to me!"
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997) (Video)
when belle and chip are looking for a tree they find one that looks like the tree charlie brown bring to the play and when belle imagines putting an ornament on the tree is droops just like charlies tree did
Saturday Night Live: Helen Hunt/Hanson (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced in TV Funhouse
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Passion (1998) (TV Episode)
Willow goes over at christmas, and likes to watch Xander do "The Snoopy Dance", which was introduced in "A Charlie Brown Christmas".
Rushmore (1998)
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)
the skating scene after the kids see the Terence and Phillip movie is very similar to that in A Charlie Brown Christmas, and the music is either the same or spoofed to sound similar
Harlem Aria (1999)
"I'm Linus from the Peanuts gang"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Replacement (2000) (TV Episode)
Lame Xander: "Every Christmas, we watch Charlie Brown together, and I do the Snoopy Dance."
Saturday Night Live: Lucy Liu/Jay-Z (2000) (TV Episode)
Theme played by the SNL band
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
The song "Christmastime is Here" from 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' recurs as Margo's theme.
Saturday Night Live: Ellen Degeneres/No Doubt (2001) (TV Episode)
Peanuts theme is played by the SNL band going into commercial
That '70s Show: An Eric Forman Christmas (2001) (TV Episode)
Episode title and Fez' quote "Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown" near the end of the episode
Retarded Animal Babies (2003) (Video)
the name is mentioned
Kim Possible: A Very Possible Christmas (2003) (TV Episode)
Dr. Drakken echoes Sally's line "All I wanted was what's coming to me, All I want is my fair share," etc.
Saturday Night Live: Elijah Wood/Jet (2003) (TV Episode)
Theme tune played by the SNL Band
The Simpsons: 'Tis the Fifteenth Season (2003) (TV Episode)
The episode ends with the cast singing "Hark, the Herald Angel Sings" in the same manner as the ending to A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Drawn Together: Requiem for a Reality Show (2004) (TV Episode)
Charlie Brown mentioned
Arrested Development: Good Grief! (2004) (TV Episode)
Several scenes use theme music from A Charlie Brown Christmas and evoke characters from that show.
Saturday Night Live: Robert De Niro/Destiny's Child (2004) (TV Episode)
Theme tune played by the SNL band
The Venture Bros.: A Very Venture Christmas (2004) (TV Episode)
Hank has Charlie Brown's Christmas tree in Rusty's dream.
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Mentioned along with The Grinch as one of THE American Christmas Specials
Drawn Together: The One Wherein There Is a Big Twist: Part 2 (2005) (TV Episode)
Charlie Brown seen among the surviors of the plane crash.
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: A Lost Claus (2005) (TV Episode)
After Mac disappointingly opens all of his Christmas presents, he goes for a walk. As he does, he passes Snoopy's decorated doghouse with Charlie Brown's pathetic little tree next to it.
Crazy for Christmas (2005) (TV Movie)
Good grief: Boy refers to anemic Douglas Fir as "a Charlie Brown tree"
Saturday Night Live: Jack Black/Neil Young (2005) (TV Episode)
Theme tune played by the SNL Band
The Boondocks: A Huey Freeman Christmas (2005) (TV Episode)
Numeous references: Some scenes parallel the special (the Christmas play, the party). Grandad is watching the special. Granddad hears Huey as the "wah-wah-wah" noise the teacher makes.
The Boondocks: The Block Is Hot (2006) (TV Episode)
"you're the only person I know that could turn a beautiful day like this into a problem."
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Steven says one of his nicknames was "Black bodybuilding Charlie Brown".
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse (2006) (Video)
Referenced in Two seperate TV Funhouses
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.192 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "TV Nostalgia" category
Weeds: Cooking with Jesus (2006) (TV Episode)
a dead weed plant is described as "The Charlie Brown Christmas Tree"
American Dad!: Of Ice and Men (2006) (TV Episode)
Stan makes a quip about the ice skating sequences in the Charlie Brown Christmas special.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Christmas Show (2006) (TV Episode)
Matt brings in a "Charlie Brown"-type Christmas tree and Andy responds with "What are you? Linus?"
Video on Trial: Holiday Crap (2006) (TV Episode)
Discussed by Jurors.
Shrek the Halls (2007) (TV Short)
Dragon does the Snoopy Dance
American Dad!: The Most Adequate Christmas Ever (2007) (TV Episode)
Haley states "I picked up all the Charlie Brown holiday specials, from the very first one where he learns the true meaning of Christmas to the one from the '80s where he meets the kid with AIDs."
Meet the Spartans (2008)
Traitoro begins to hear Margo speaking as one of the adults in Charlie Brown's world.
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 3: Baddest of the Bands (2008) (Video Game)
As he TPs the Stick, Strong Bad quotes Linus' line about giving the small baby Christmas tree a little love, after which he says, "Merry Vandalism, Strongly Brown!"
Saturday Night Live: Paul Rudd/Beyoncé (2008) (TV Episode)
In the opening segment, Joe Biden (Jason Sudeikis) imitates the voice of a grown-up from Charlie Brown's world.
Psych: Christmas Joy (2008) (TV Episode)
Shawn says, "We just saved Christmas!" and begins to dance like Snoopy as some jazz music similar to the Charlie Brown theme is heard.
iCarly: iChristmas (2008) (TV Episode)
The ending, with Carly saying that the tree needs a little love, saying that Spencer's not normal but he made a nice tree, and the cast gathering around "oo oo oooing" to "Hark the Herald Angels Sing," is a take off of the ending to A Charlie Brown Christmas.
The Big Bang Theory: The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis (2008) (TV Episode)
After Sheldon's story about the origin of Christmas, Howard remarks, "And that, Charlie Brown, is what boredom is all about."
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 5: 8-Bit Is Enough (2008) (Video Game)
Strong Bad, getting punched by the arcade machine, gripes, "It's starting to knock the husk out of my naturally husky head," refers to Frieda's line, "It's taking the curl out of my naturally curly hair."
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: A Great and Grumpy Holiday/The Super Special Gift (2008) (TV Episode)
In "A Great and Grumpy Holiday", Wubbzy goes past Charlie Brown's tree while looking for a tree to put in Wuzzleburg Square (and muttering "Oh, good greif" in response).
The Office: Broke (2009) (TV Episode)
Kelley imitates the sound of the grownups in the "Peanuts" world.
Infestation (2009)
Linus and his security blanket are mentioned
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
The scene with all the main characters dancing together is mirrored in 'Mr. Fox'.
The Lovely Bones (2009)
When Susie reveals that she used every roll of film, a picture of Snoopy is seen on a wall in her room.
Phineas and Ferb: Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation (2009) (TV Episode)
During the closing credits, Phineas and Ferb and friends can be seen dancing in the same manner as the Charlie Brown kids in their Christmas pageant rehearsal.
Prep & Landing (2009) (TV Short)
the tree is seen behind Magee's desk
The Cleveland Show: A Cleveland Brown Christmas (2009) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: A Christmas Carol (2009) (TV Episode)
Picture shown when VGRetro discusses holiday movies
The Simpsons: Postcards from the Wedge (2010) (TV Episode)
The businessmen in the "Springfield of Tomorrow" filmstrip talk like the adults in Charlie Brown's world.
Family Guy: Halloween on Spooner Street (2010) (TV Episode)
Three teenagers called Brian Griffin Snoopy
The Simpsons: How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window? (2010) (TV Episode)
In the opening sequence, Bart writes "'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving' is as good as 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'" on the chalkboard.
The Simpsons: The Fight Before Christmas (2010) (TV Episode)
When Bart arrives at the North Pole, Schroeder is there, playing "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" on his piano.
The Office: Classy Christmas (2010) (TV Episode)
While shopping for Christmas trees with Pam and Darryl, Andy wonders aloud: "What if we got a really beat-up one, like on 'Charlie Brown,' and we just loved it for what it is?"
The Simpsons: Donnie Fatso (2010) (TV Episode)
Nelson's Christmas tree, see in the opening sequence, is identical to the tree picked out by Charlie Brown and Linus in "A Charlie Brown Christmas."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.58 (2010) (TV Episode)
Ross and Jay say to let your kids watch "A Charlie Brown Christmas," but not "A Charlie Sheen Christmas"
Nostalgia Critic: You're a Rotten Dirty Bastard: Christmas Special (2010) (TV Episode)
The Critic is given "A Charlie Brown Kwanzaa" to review
Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Lucy's psychiatric stand is depicted on the Army Doctor's door
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011)
Wolf and Twichy were dancing like the two characters from Charle Brown
The Big Bang Theory: The Rhinitis Revelation (2011) (TV Episode)
Howard says, "I watch the 'Charlie Brown Christmas' special every year."
The Office: Christmas Wishes (2011) (TV Episode)
"Christmas Time Is Here" from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" plays at the Christmas party.
A Christmas Kiss (2011) (TV Movie)
Adam gives this movie's CD as a gift
Mad: FROST/Undercover Claus (2011) (TV Episode)
The Peanuts gang decorated Charlie Sheen's car.
Raising Hope: It's a Hopeful Life (2011) (TV Episode)
When Jimmy brings home a pathetic-looking Christmas tree, Burt says, "What'd you do? Mug Charlie Brown?"
Mad: Garfield of My Dreams/I Hate My Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) (TV Episode)
Charlie Brown is among the old comic strip characters.
South Park: Jewpacabra (2012) (TV Episode)
Cartman stands up on stage to explain the "reason" for Easter similar to when Linus recalls the meaning of Christmas.
Saturday Morning RPG (2012) (Video Game)
The town's Christmas tree lot is filled with pink aluminum trees. One resident remarks that Christmas is too commercial.
Mad: This Means War Machine/iCharlie (2012) (TV Episode)
Charlie Brown, Linus & Lucy appear in the iCharlie skit.
Mad: The Blunder Games/The Poop-seidon Adventure (2012) (TV Episode)
The Spider-Man parade balloon beats up the Charlie Brown balloon.
Dexter: Do You See What I See? (2012) (TV Episode)
Charlie Brown Christmas tree menitoned
Bum Reviews: A Charlie Brown Christmas (2012) (TV Episode)
special is reviewed
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.60 (2012) (TV Episode)
Quentin Tarantino says he watched the special every year when he was young
Obscurus Lupa Presents: Power Rangers: Alpha's Magical Christmas (2013) (TV Episode)
Lupa and Linkara say Merry Christmas to each other and add the last name Brown.
Rewind This! (2013)
Snoopy doll is shown.
Hell's Kitchen: 8 Chefs Compete (2013) (TV Episode)
Zack says Nedra sounds like Charlie Brown's teacher
Futurama: Game of Tones (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Parks and Recreation: Filibuster (2013) (TV Episode)
Chris comments that Leslie is dancing around "like she's a character in one of those Peanuts cartoons."
DVD-R Hell: B.C.: The First Thanksgiving (2013) (TV Episode)
Brad mentions he watches this
Saturday Night Live: Paul Rudd/One Direction (2013) (TV Episode)
Reviewed by Jebediah Atkinson on Weekend Update
A Bulldog for Christmas (2013)
The piano score during certain scenes is a direct nod to the iconic music from "A Charlie Brown Christmas"
Nostalgia Critic: Eight Crazy Nights (2013) (TV Episode)
"We have Charlie Brown realizing the importance of loving thy neighbor."
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Wish List: Part 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
A Peanuts snow cone maker was seen in one of the old Christmas cataloge books.
Lizard Lick Towing: Episode #6.2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Amy says Christmas Tree is suitable for a Peanuts Christmas.
The Badly Animated Marvel Christmas Carol (2014) (Video)
The theme song played over the ending credits is a guitar rock version of Linus and Lucy.

Featured in 

You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown! (1990) (TV Special)
clips
A Hollywood Christmas (1996) (Video)
very brief clip and mention
The Christmas Special Christmas Special (2004) (TV Movie)
the memorable highlights from this show
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Clips shown
Fred Claus (2007)
fred is watching it on TV
Nostalgia Critic: Top 12 Greatest Christmas Specials (2008) (TV Episode)
Featured as the Number 3 spot
The People vs. George Lucas (2010)
Clip briefly shown in reference to the best Christmas specials
25 Most Hilarious Holiday TV Moments (2010) (TV Movie)
The Charlie Brown Christmas special is #23.
Nostalgia Critic: Rover Dangerfield (2010) (TV Episode)
clips are shown
25 Most Heartwarming Holiday TV Moments (2011) (TV Movie)
"A Charlie Brown Christmas" is #5.
Obscurus Lupa Presents: Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (2011) (TV Episode)
Music plays when Lupa tells Nava to get lost.
Obscurus Lupa Presents: Top 10 Hottest Animated Dogs (2012) (TV Episode)
Snoopy is a runner-up
The Super Phelous Angry Reviewing Meta-Show or Something...: Halloween Re-Phake (2012) (TV Episode)
Piano music plays as Michael walks away depressed

Spoofed in 

Tiny Toon Adventures: It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special (1992) (TV Episode)
During the song at the end, the line "If your Christmas tree's pathetic" is illustrated by a shot of Buster and Babs, drawn to look like Charlie Brown and Lucy, coming upon a pathetic-looking tree, which then crumbles.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror IV (1993) (TV Episode)
The ending to a christmas song complete with dancing dog.
The Spirit of Christmas (1995) (Short)
Dexter's Laboratory: Sports-a-Poppin'/Koos a la Goop a Goop/Project Dee Dee (1997) (TV Episode)
Dexter's dad talks with a mouthful of taffy, spoofing the "grown-up speak" of the Charlie Brown cartoons.
South Park: Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo (1997) (TV Episode)
Stan gives the same speech as Linus, and the kids try to catch snowflakes on their tongues, with the familiar music playing.
The Simpsons: Miracle on Evergreen Terrace (1997) (TV Episode)
The residents of Springfield Retirement Castle dance in the style of Peanuts characters.
Just Shoot Me!: How the Finch Stole Christmas (1998) (TV Episode)
Elliot is depressed because Christmas is too commercial, brings a sorry little tree, even wears a striped sweater.
Futurama: Xmas Story (1999) (TV Episode)
Uses similar music in scene where kids skate on a rink until Bender falls through the ice and the kids are drowning in water
The Simpsons: The Computer Wore Menace Shoes (2000) (TV Episode)
Santa's Little Helper dances in the same manner as Snoopy while a "Linus and Lucy"-like theme plays.
South Park: A Very Crappy Christmas (2000) (TV Episode)
The boys watch a parody on TV.
Family Guy: Ready, Willing and Disabled (2001) (TV Episode)
For one moment, Stewie is animated like Charlie Brown and does a weird exclamation spoofing Charlie's catchphrase one.
Lizzie McGuire: Xtreme Xmas (2002) (TV Episode)
last-minute "true meaning of Christmas" monologue in identical context
Saturday Night Live: Al Gore/Phish (2002) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in TV Funhouse
The Fairly OddParents: Channel Chasers (2004) (TV Episode)
characters enter a spoof known as the "Walnuts Hanukkah Special"
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 2 (2006) (Video)
Both "A Holiday Greeting" and "The Best Decemberween Ever" contain many references to and are a parody of this Christmas special
Robot Chicken: Robot Chicken's Half-Assed Christmas Special (2007) (TV Episode)
The "Peanuts" gang at Christmas time
Code Monkeys: The Secret of 4-20 (2008) (TV Episode)
Climax is spoofed.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XIX (2008) (TV Episode)
The kids at the Halloween party dance like the kids at the rehearsal for Charlie Brown's Christmas play.
How It Should Have Ended: The Holiday Movie Special (2010) (TV Episode)
Holiday Movie parody
Robot Chicken: Saving Private Gigli (2011) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "Your Parents Are Deaf, Charlie Brown"
Robot Chicken: Beastmaster and Commander (2011) (TV Episode)
Ren McCormack moves to Charlie Brown's town and doesn't like the dancing.
Saturday Night Live: Martin Short/Paul McCartney (2012) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as "You're a Rat Bastard, Charlie Brown"
Arrested Development: Flight of the Phoenix (2013) (TV Episode)
uses "Christmas Time is Here" by Vince Guaraldi as Michael sadly leaves
The Avengers Badly Animated Adventures (2013) (Video)
When Iron Man is admonishing Hulk for sexually harrassing Black Widow, the piano music in the background is meant to reference the light=hearted Peanuts cartoons.
The Badly Animated Marvel Christmas Carol (2014) (Video)
The rooftop scene featuring Daredevil, Spider-Man, Punisher and Moon Knight features jazzy spritely piano background music as an homage to the classic 60s holiday favorite.

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