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Watch 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' tonight

Watch 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' tonight
Posted at 12:59 PM, Nov 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-30 12:59:54-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- It's a celebration of 50 years of peanuts!

Tonight, you can watch 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' on RTV6 at 9 p.m., but before that, join celebrities in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the second-longest running holiday classic on television.

Join Sarah McLachlan, Kristen Bell, Matthew Morrison and more at 8 p.m. as they celebrate the peanuts with special salutes and musical numbers.

Then stay tuned for the 9 p.m. holiday favorite, a digitally-remastered version of the original 1965 television special. The cast of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” includes Peter Robbins (“Charlie Brown”), Christopher Shea as (“Linus”), Tracy Stratford (“Lucy”), Chris Doran (“Schroeder”) and Sally Dryer (“Violet”).

Here's how ABC describes the classic:

Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees everywhere during the Christmas season. Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant, and Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, Charlie Brown needs Linus’ help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is.

Watch 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' on RTV6 at 9 p.m. after 'It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown" at 8 p.m.