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I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown

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Genre  Animated TV special
Composer(s)  David Benoit
Initial release  9 December 2003 (USA)

Created by  Charles M. Schulz
Country of origin  United States
First episode date  9 December 2003
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Directed by  Bill MelendezLarry Leichliter
Voices of  Jimmy Bennett (Rerun van Pelt)Adam Taylor Gordon (Charlie Brown)Ashley Rose Orr (Lucy van Pelt)Corey Padnos (Linus van Pelt)Hannah Leigh Dworkin (Sally Brown)Nick Price (Schroeder)Jake Miner (Franklin, Pig-Pen, and Shermy)Kailtyn Maggio (Little Pigtailed Girl, Violet, Patty, and Frieda)Bill Melendez (Snoopy, Woodstock, and Spike)
Directors  Bill Melendez, Larry Leichliter
Network  American Broadcasting Company
Cast  Bill Melendez, Jimmy Bennett, Adam Taylor Gordon
Characters  Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus van Pelt, Lucy van Pelt, Woodstock
Similar  It's Christmastime Again - Ch, Lucy Must Be Traded - Charlie B, A Charlie Brown Valentine, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Happy New Year - Charlie B

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I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown is one of the Peanuts made-for-television specials. The special first aired on ABC on December 9, 2003. It was released to DVD and VHS by Paramount on October 26, 2004, and Warner Home Video released it as a remastered deluxe edition on DVD on October 6, 2009. This special was re-released as part of the box set Snoopy's Holiday Collection on October 1, 2013.


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Having seen the relationship between Snoopy and Charlie Brown, Rerun van Pelt is desperate for a dog of his own for Christmas. He asks Santa Claus for a dog. Unfortunately, his mother and older sister, Lucy do not believe that he is old enough to care for a dog. Frustrated, Rerun asks Charlie Brown if he can play with Snoopy. While initially cooperative, Snoopy quickly tires of Rerun's idea of fun and games, and after a while Snoopy begins to snub Rerun.

At Rerun's request, Snoopy asks his brother Spike to leave his home in the desert near Needles, California and come to visit. When Spike arrives, Lucy is appalled at his skinny figure and takes him in to fatten him up. After a short stay, Spike gains significant weight, which he then loses from fear while riding with Rerun on his mother's bike. Because Rerun's mother still will not allow Rerun to have his own dog, Charlie Brown tries to find another home for Spike but to no avail, prompting Spike to return to his desert home.

Rerun asks Charlie Brown if Snoopy can come out and pull him on his sled. Rerun finds himself pulling Snoopy on the sled instead, which makes him come to the conclusion that dogs can be troublesome.

Charlie Brown breaks the fourth wall at the end of the special by saying, "I always lie awake wondering, when will it ever end? Then a voice tells me, 'Right after the credits.'"


  • Jimmy Bennett: Rerun van Pelt
  • Ashley Rose Orr: Lucy van Pelt
  • Corey Padnos: Linus van Pelt
  • Adam Taylor Gordon: Charlie Brown
  • Hannah Leigh Dworkin: Sally Brown
  • Nick Price: Schroeder
  • Jake Miner: Franklin/Pig-Pen
  • Kaitlyn Maggio: Little Pigtailed Girl/Violet/Patty
  • Bill Melendez: Snoopy, Spike, Woodstock
  • References

    I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown Wikipedia