One reasonable reaction that one can have to the cover of A Charlie Brown Christmas Wrapping Paper Activity Book is to say “where’s the Peanuts gang?” There’s about 20 character visible in the skating scene on the cover… almost all extras to fill out the scene. Only Pig-Pen, Violet, Snoopy and Woodstock are visible from the famed batch. So what’s going on?
The cover is just a (mostly) colored version of the “wrapping paper” coloring sheets included within. The sheet clearly wasn’t designed for this purpose – the big rectangle in the center is covering up Franklin, Schroeder, Frieda, Shermy, and Sally. The cover image wraps around the book, and Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Marcie, and Peppermint Patty can all be found on the back cover.