Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne Review


Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne Photo Credit: Apple TV

There are three months of the year that excite me the most, and those are October, November and December. Now you may think that I enjoy those months because of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Well, you thought wrong.

It is in these three months where we can watch three of the most anticipated shows on cable television, and those are “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.

This year, we have an extra present underneath the tree as there is a brand-new Charlie Brown Special that was released titled “Snoopy Presents For Auld Lang Syne”. This is the first Peanuts special without the name Charlie Brown somewhere in it, which I thought was very interesting.

The special was released on Dec. 10, just in time for the holidays, and is sure to have you on the edge of your seat.

The special starts off all over the place. Linus and Lucy talk about their grandmother coming home, and then Charlie Brown and Sally talk about Chuck not having any of his New Year’s resolutions for the year. Then, Snoopy’s whole family shows up for their family reunion; it just does not make any sense whatsoever.

Then you see that Charlie Brown is sad because he has not completed any of his New Year’s resolutions. I kind of thought was crazy that he still even had an idea of what his New Year’s resolutions actually were 11 months later.

Then, when Christmas Eve came around that meant Grandma was coming to Lucy and Linus’ house. I have never seen Lucy so happy in a special before. Then Lucy gets the shocking news that Grandma will not be coming anymore which makes her sad.

Lucy then has the bright idea to throw a New Year’s party to cheer herself up. She even made up her own lyrics to Auld Lang Syne and rented a ballroom.

I loved how we got three different storylines in the special at once with obviously Lucy’s party and then Snoopy’s family reunion, along with Charlie Brown’s resolution problems.

Charlie Brown tries to complete one of his resolutions which was building a large snowman, but he just cannot figure it out as it keeps falling down.

Lucy begins handing out invitations and gives everyone jobs to make the party perfect. Some of the jobs consisted of Schroder playing the piano and Peppermint Patty and Marcy building an Ice Sculpture.

But then we get back to the Snoopy Family reunion. They are all jamming out and Spike, Snoopy’s brother, has been trying to get a family picture with all of them. However, it just does not seem to be working out, so he asks Lucy to take one. She agrees but takes a picture of herself which makes Spike very sad.

When the party begins Lucy tries to over host it, making everybody miserable. All of the guests eventually left.

When the clock strikes midnight, Lucy is left all alone once again after everyone left her party, which left her back at square one to where she was once again sad. Charlie Brown then gives Lucy some advice and they throw a New Year’s party once again after Chuck heard about her grandmother.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the special there was a lot to take in with the different storylines, but it was easy to follow, and I was easily entertained. There is not much more you can ask for. For the amount of time that the Peanuts series has been around, they always find different ways to tell a story and they did a great job with this one.