Who doesn't love Charlie Brown? I mean what isn't there to love about that little round-headed kid with the funny sweater? He's all of us. He never feels like he's part of the cool group and when he is, he usually messes things up. The good think is it all works out in the end and Charlie teaches us a lesson and makes us feel good about the world.

Kick off the holiday season the night before Thanksgiving with 'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.' Just like all the other Peanuts specials, the Peanuts kids are on their own for this holiday. They have to pull together a friendsgiving because poor Peppermint Patty and Marcy have no family who are going to have a holiday meal that they can attend, and then eventually, some adult presumably drives the whole gang to grandmother's house at the end of the show.

I really do love this tv special, but you gotta admit, there are a lot of questions that get raised like, why the hell hasn't someone called CPS on the Peanuts gang's parents?

One of my favorite parts of the Peanuts Thanksgiving special is the extra part of the show that gives us a pretty accurate accounting of the pilgrim story. The tough voyage, the freezing weather, the starvation - Charles Schultz didn't exactly pull any punches with his animated explanation of how the pilgrim's came to America. Oddly enough, that is the thing that makes me love the Peanuts holiday specials. Schultz didn't talk down to kids. He gave us the real story, and a few laughs, but he assumed that we could handle the truth.

WHAT: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
WHEN: Wednesday, November 27, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: ABC