Christmas Specials Wiki
Christmas Specials Wiki

The cover to the Peanuts by Schulz: Happy Holidays DVD, which includes this short.

"Christmas is on Its Way" is the second Christmas installment of the 2014 French-Italian animated TV short series Peanuts, based on the comic strip of the same name. It originally aired on France 3 in 2014 before airing on Boomerang in the United States two years later.


As with most Peanuts animated productions, this short consists of scenes adapted from the comic strip:

  • Snoopy receives a package in the mail and, despite it having a "Do not open until Christmas" label, tears it open to find a stocking cap. Charlie Brown scolds him for not waiting till Christmas to open the present, which is something he does every year, and Snoopy feels guilty about not resisting the temptation. The next day, he receives another present in the mail and again fails to resist opening it early; this time, the present is a necktie.
  • Snoopy gets covered in snow while sleeping on top of his doghouse. Woodstock places a small Christmas tree on his nose.
  • Charlie Brown wants to buy a nice pair of gloves for Peggy Jean, but they cost twenty-five dollars, so he sells his entire comic book collection to afford them. As soon as he has made his purchase, though, he runs into Peggy Jean (who oddly only appears offscreen) at the store and finds out that her mother has just bought her a pair of gloves, so he instead gives the gloves he bought to Snoopy. (This storyline was previously adapted in It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown.)
  • Snoopy plays a note on Schroeder's piano.
  • Rerun van Pelt asks if he can borrow Snoopy to pull his sled for him, offering to help him build a snowman if he does. Although Charlie Brown initially denies the offer, Snoopy seemingly agrees... and then has Rerun pull him on the sled. (This scene was previously adapted in I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown.)
  • Woodstock tries to catch a snowflake on his tongue.
  • Charlie Brown goes out wearing a heavy winter coat, but slips on the icy sidewalk and is stuck lying there, unable to lift himself back up. Lucy and Snoopy prove to be of no help.
  • Snoopy takes his Beagle Scouts on an expedition during a blizzard. They ultimately end up finding their way back into the Brown household and end up inside the gift boxes for Charlie Brown and Sally's presents.


The episode was made available on the Peanuts by Schulz: Happy Holidays DVD, released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on October 18, 2019.

Christmas Specials Based on Comic Strips
Peanuts A Charlie Brown Christmas • "The Play" • It's Christmastime Again, Charlie BrownCharlie Brown's Christmas TalesI Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown • "Christmas is on Its Way" • "Christmas is Coming"
Garfield A Garfield Christmas Special • "Heatwave Holiday" • "Caroling Capers" • "Home for the Holidays"
Popeye Seasin's Greetinks!Mister and Mistletoe • "Spinach Greetings"
Dennis the Menace "The Christmas Story" • "The Christmas Horse" • "The Fifteen-Foot Christmas Tree" • A Dennis the Menace Christmas
Other comic strips PalsThe Captain's Christmas • "Hazel's Christmas Shopping" • "A Christmas Tale" • "Krazy's Krismas" • "It's Better To Give" • "Just 86 Shopping Minutes Till Christmas" • "Christmas with the Addams Family" (1965) • A Family Circus ChristmasZiggy's GiftThe Bestest Present • "North Pole Cat" • A Wish For Wings That WorkA Christmas AngelLittle Orphan Annie's A Very Animated Christmas • "Rupert's Christmas Adventure" • "Christmas with the Addams Family" (1998) • "A Baby Blues Christmas Special" • "A Huey Freeman Christmas"
WildBrain Spark "Twinkle's Wish" • "Christmas" (Yo Gabba Gabba!) • A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Christmas Special! • "SheZon's Greetings"
Studio B Productions Snowden: Raggedy Ann & Andy's Adventure • "Snow Biz" • The Legend of Frosty the SnowmanTis the Season for RevengeSecret Santa • "Jungle Bells" / "Goat of Christmas Presents" • Sleighs of HazardJingle Cans • "Kid vs. Kat vs. Christmas" • "Fangs for the Memories" • "Hearth's Warming Eve" • "I Heard the Barks on Christmas Day" • "Christmas Evil" • "Hearthbreakers" • "Charles Dickens" • "A Hearth's Warming Tail" • "Robert Edwin Peary" • "The Hearth's Warming Club" • My Little Pony: Best Gift EverMy Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Holidays Unwrapped
CINAR / Cookie Jar Entertainment "Madeline's Christmas" • "The Real Story of O Christmas Tree" • "A Gift of Munsch" • "The Night Before Christmas" • "The Perfect Christmas" • "The Best Christmas Present Ever" • "Abe and Babe's Christmas Lesson" • "Sally Cat's Christmas Dream" • "The Big Apple Christmas Caper" • "Santa Needs Help" • "Christmas Star" • "Snowmobile to Panic" • Arthur's Perfect Christmas • "Caillou's Christmas" • Caillou's Holiday MovieGotta Catch Santa ClausThe Velveteen Rabbit • "A Holly Johnny Christmas" • "That's Swellaphant!"
DiC Entertainment The Littles Christmas Special • "Christmas Memories" • "North Pole Cat" • "Xmas Marks the Spot" • "There's No Such Thing as Stego-Claws" • "The Year Scroogenip Swiped Christmas" • "Koopa Klaus" • "Santa Claus is Coming to Flatbush" • "Merry Christmas, Mr. Carroll" • "Christmas in July" • "The Night Before Cave Christmas" • A Christmas Adventure • "Merry Christmas, Super Dave!" • Inspector Gadget Saves ChristmasA Hollywood Hounds Christmas • "Do Not Reboot 'Til Christmas" • "Kilo Is Coming to Town" • "It's a Gorganus Life" • "Madeline at the North Pole" • "Just Like Old Times" • Twas the Night Before BumpyJingle Bell RockSonic Christmas BlastThe Adventures of SnowdenA Christmas Carol • "Holiday on Ice" • "A Gadget Boy Christmas All Around the World" • "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" • "Witchmas Carole" • "The Christmas Phantom" • "Across the Delaware" • "Berry Merry Christmas" • "Santa Claw" • "The Claw Who Stole Christmas"
Ragdoll Productions "Magical Lights" • "Christmas Tree" • "Making Christmas Cards" • "Crackers" • "Christmas Carols" • "The Perfect Tree"
Decode Entertainment "Santa Sword is Coming to Town" • "Secret Santa" • "Last Day of Christmas" • "A Very Sadie Christmas" • "His Master's Choice" • "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" • "The Nutcracker" • "The Happy Holidays Issue" • "How to Make a Christmas Miracle" • "Lobster Claus is Coming to Town"
Halifax Films "Bob's Broken Sleigh" • "A Wish World Christmas"
Iconix Brand Group A Charlie Brown Christmas • "The Play" • It's Christmastime Again, Charlie BrownCharlie Brown's Christmas Tales • "Berry Merry Christmas" • I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown • "Christmas is Coming" • "Christmas is on Its Way" • "Happy First Frost"
FilmFair "Paddington's Christmas" • "Paddington and the Christmas Shopping" • "Christmas in Fabuland"
Nerd Corps Entertainment "A Christmas Wish" • "Monster Machine Christmas"