"A Charlie Brown Christmas," written by Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, follows at 9 PM.
According to ABC, the program is described as such: "In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the beloved Peanuts animated tale, 'A Charlie Brown Christmas,' Kristen Bell will host a special holiday retrospective, 'It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown.' The anniversary special will celebrate 50 years of the iconic classic that has brought joy and a television watching tradition at the holidays for generations of fans. The unforgettable night will feature spectacular live performances, from the memorable music of Vince Guaraldi, to Kristin Chenoweth singing 'Happiness' from the Peanuts Broadway hit, and a performance from Matthew Morrison of an original song, 'Just Like Me.' Other amazing musical guests set to perform classic songs are Sarah McLachlan, Boyz II Men, Pentatonix, David Benoit and The All-American Boys Chorus. This December marks the 50th anniversary of the Emmy-winning special, 'A Charlie Brown Christmas.'"
"A Charlie Brown Christmas" is described as such: "Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas."
"A Charlie Brown Christmas" features the voices of Peter Robbins as Charlie Brown, Christopher Shea as Linus, Tracy Stratford as Lucy, Chris Doran as Schroeder and Shermy, Kathy Steinberg as Sally, Sally Dryer as Violet, Ann Altieri as Frieda, Bill Melendez as Snoopy, Geoffrey Ornstein as Pig-Pen and Karen Mendelson as Patty.