ABC special celebrates 50th Christmas with Charlie Brown

Worn out from the commercialism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday? A Charlie Brown Christmas has been reminding people what Christmas is all about for 50 years now. At 8 p.m. ABC will air Itís Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown, a celebration of the immortal cartoon with performances by Kristen Chenoweth, Sarah McLachlan and Boyz II Men, followed at 9 p.m. by the digitally remastered 1965 animated special.

Crave courses paired with beer

Crave, 57 E. Market St., Akron, will host a five-course beer pairing dinner with Ommegang Brewery at 6 p.m. It will feature Hennepin paired with hot soup dumplings, Rosetta Sour with foie gras bread pudding, Gnomegang with brown butter pizza, Adoration Ale with turducken, and Three Philosophers with cherry creamsicle cannoli. The cost is $60. For reservations, call 330-253-1234.