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December 20: Peanuts Christmas Ornament Book

The Peanuts Christmas Ornament Book gets my affection because it’s a book. And it’s a good thing it says that it’s a book in the title, because otherwise I might never have known. Normally, I would not consider a folded cardboard sheet with pop-out shapes to be a book. In 1996, this cost $9.95 (about $14 if you allow for inflation)… which seems to me a rather steep price for 5 flat cardboard ornaments. But then, I’m not much of an ornament buyer, so I don’t really know. It is pretty!

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My choice of what the finest non-adaptation-of-A-Charlie-Brown-Christmas Peanuts Christmas book wasn’t a struggle. The Joy of a Peanuts Christmas is quite simply a lovely book of the core of Peanuts. It’s a strip collection, collecting Christmas-themed strips. Now, that would describe a lot of the books on this list, but …

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The title of Christmas is Together-Time may be a mite awkward, but what it is isn’t awkward at all. What it is is pure, book-original Schulz, with his reflections on Christmas and what it is. And lest you think that a Christmas giftbook is apt to be pure saccharine, we …

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Some books are great, but some books are more than a book, and such is the case with A Very Peanuts Christmas – it’s a book, but it’s also a pillow! More of a decorative throw item than something you’re going to use to sleep on, but it is nice …