Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.


Charles M. Schulz (written and created by)
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview:
Todd Barbee Todd Barbee ... Charlie Brown (voice)
Robin Kohn Robin Kohn ... Lucy van Pelt (voice)
Stephen Shea Stephen Shea ... Linus van Pelt (voice)
Hilary Momberger-Powers ... Sally Brown (voice) (as Hilary Momberger)
Christopher DeFaria ... Patricia 'Peppermint Patty' Reichardt (voice)
Jimmy Ahrens Jimmy Ahrens ... Marcie (voice)
Robin Reed Robin Reed ... Franklin (voice)


Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.

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Spend Thanksgiving with Good Ol' Charlie Brown. (2008 DVD re-release)


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Did You Know?


Vince Guaraldi composed the music as well as did the vocals for the song "Little Birdie". See more »


In scenes of the table set up with chairs around it before the guests arrive, the white-and-pink-striped lawn chair (the same one Snoopy tussled with earlier) disappears and reappears between shots. See more »


[first lines]
Lucy van Pelt: [holding football] Charlie Brown! Oh, Charlie Brown!
Charlie Brown: I can't believe it. She must think I'm the most stupid person alive.
Lucy van Pelt: Come on, Charlie Brown. I'll hold the ball and you kick it.
Charlie Brown: Hold it? Ha! You'll pull it away and I'll land flat on my back and kill myself.
Lucy van Pelt: But Charlie Brown, it's Thanksgiving.
Charlie Brown: What's that got to do with anything?
Lucy van Pelt: Well, one of the greatest traditions we have is the Thanksgiving Day football game. And the biggest, most important tradition of all is the kicking off of ...
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, Snoopy and Woodstock both have a slice of pumpkin pie. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version of "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" that aired on CBS in the mid 1980s trimmed the segment with Snoopy and Woodstock getting dressed for the dinner after setting up the table. It cuts from the scene after Snoopy pulls out his costume and a small hat for Woodstock to the scene where they walk up to the house. See more »


Followed by The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (1983) See more »


Over the River and Through the Woods
Written by Lydia Maria Child
Performed by Christopher DeFaria and cast
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A child's cooking skills.
24 July 2002 | by BaldachSee all my reviews

Throughout the years I have see the film a few times during the holidays. I would rank it as one of the top ten Peanuts films that Charles Schulz did. As a child I could relate to Charlie Brown whose cooking skills only include making toast and popcorn. After reading the comment about Woodstock eating the turkey, I noticed some thing else slightly distrubting. In this film short Charlie Brown invites all his friends for dinner. Yet Charlie Brown's only ethnic friend is Franklin, who is African American. Franklin does not say more than two lines in the film. Yet considering the film is nearly 30 years old this limited inclusion of multi-ethinic persons is understandable.

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Release Date:

20 November 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving See more »

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Mono | Dolby Digital


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