... will air tomorrow (Tuesday) at 8:00 PM EST. Last year ABC edited it down to fit into a modern 30 minute slot and paired it with the CG animated elf special "Prep & Landing". The network got so much heat that they aired it a second time in its entirety closer to Christmas. This year they've addressed that issue by commissioning another "Prep & Landing", this one a 7-minute short designed to fill out the hour so that "A Charlie Brown Christmas" can air in its (post-Coca Cola sponsorship) entirety. Count me as very happy about this. While I enjoyed the "Prep & Landing" special, the Charlie Brown Christmas special is the king of holiday specials, and it presents a message that isn't presented anywhere else these days.