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Thursday, September 30, 2010

It's Time For Peanuts Pumpkin Carols, Charlie Brown!

Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts characters created by Charles Schulz have long been associated with Halloween. The animated TV special "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" has been a holiday tradition since it debuted in 1966. Snoopy and Halloween go together like chocolate and peanut butter.




This book was actually a Hallmark card, and it was given to my older brother by my Grandma. This card is at least 30 years old (probably older). How did I end up with this? I'm not sure, but my brother knew how much I liked Charlie Brown and Snoopy, so maybe I just asked him if I could keep it.

Pumpkin Carols were not exclusive to the Peanuts characters. I remember singing "The Twelve Days of Halloween" in elementary school. The lyrics were a little different---I remember singing "and an owl in a dead oak tree" as well as "and a dead owl in an oak tree." Ghastly!



This card was re-released with different artwork (maybe it still is). I have another version, but it lacks the cool pumpkin die-cut treatment.



I love this drawing of the Peanuts gang in their costumes.



As folks start getting ready for Halloween, it won't be long before you may see an inflatable Snoopy in a Halloween costume on someone's front lawn.

7 comments:

  1. Wow, they don't make cards like they used to. That's a fantastic keepsake.
    I hope you're well, Dan.
    xoRobyn

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  2. What a great Peanuts item! I think I have some Peanuts Halloween cards that family members had sent me as a kid. I should look for those.

    I love the Halloween and Christmas Peanuts TV specials. The toy store windows of Knott's Camp Snoopy now has the Peanuts characters dressed in their costumes from "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown". I tried taking pics of Lucy in her witch's mask and Charlie Brown wearing his sheet with the multiple eye holes cut out all over it, but the sun was reflecting on the window glass pretty badly. I need to go back and try to take better pics of them!

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  3. Hey Robyn! I used to love getting creative cards like this. Or in this case, getting a second-hand card from my brother. I hope all is well with you, RawknRobyn! :-)

    TokyoMagic!: That sounds cool! I hope you get some good pictures of the Knott's window displays. Is Charlie Brown holding a bag of rocks in the display? Ha ha!

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  4. And... it's about that time of year again for.. It's the great pumpkin Charlie Brown! Woo Hoo!!

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  5. Darrin, I haven't missed the Great Pumpkin have I? Sometimes they air the specials really early. On October 1st, I saw a Christmas commercial on TV!

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  6. Thanks Dan!!!!! When I was a kid my older sister had a copy of these and we would go Halloween caroling for UNICEF.

    Thanks for sharing I have been looking for these for forever!

    Kathleen......................

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