A Charlie Brown Christmas – A Charlie Brown App for Christmas is now available from the Apple Store.
You’re familiar with the anti-commercialism message of A Charlie Brown Christmas, right? You remember how Charlie Brown adopted the one sad little tree, and how Linus read from the Bible, and how everyone sang “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”?
Now if you want to pay seven dollars for that anti-commercialism message, you can pick it up for $6.99 for your tablet or your smartphone!
The Charlie Brown Christmas app allows you to read the story told in the special, while you look at what are primarily still drawings, though they occasionally move around a little bit, kind of like paper dolls.
You can hear the story narrated by Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown, with much of the show’s audio dropped in, so that you hear the original voices.
You can also read the book with the narration off but the music on, so that you can read it to yourself.
There are one or two other little things in the app, during the dancing-around scene, there’s a piano keyboard where you can tap out the iconic “Linus And Lucy” theme.
There’s a tree-decorating game, but it’s very bare-bones.
The app’s navigation is not intuitive, and on a phone, the words are incredibly tiny.