A Charlie BANNED Christmas

Following up on yesterday’s post about how Texas prisons have banned The Peanuts Collection, I should note that that’s not the only Peanuts book they’ve banned. They’ve also banned the book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas… and since they are, presumably, wise followers of this blog (all the best people are, and some of the others!) and thus know that there has been more than one edition of this book. Rather than offer a blanket ban on A Charlie Brown Christmas in all its forms, they specified enough to ban just the one version.

And what was this most deadly of A Charlie Brown Christmas book adaptations? It was the pop-up version, of course! It’s in eye-popping 3-D, and popping someone’s eye with it during a prison riot would be very bad.

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The Charlie Brown Christmas that slipped by me

So there I was, burning off some time in the mall waiting for my daughter’s movie to let out, so hey, I head into the Hallmark, figure I’ll look at some of the Peanuts stuff that I’m not going to buy (one thing about focusing on books is that it …

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Peanuts By Schulz. THAT kind of Peanuts.

AAUGH Blog Reader John reminds me that I have not kept up with the DVD releases of “Peanuts by Schulz”, the European-produced Peanuts shorts. The latest announcement is for the Springtime collection, which ships at the end of February. Just out this past week is It’s Only Love (which for some reason …

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A Merry Day to All, and a Week to Watch Videos

So I’m actually up before the kids are, my recent sleeping troubles trumping their need to rush out for presents, apparently. So I will boot off the day by wishing you a good day today, a good year to come, and a good life always. But I’ll also note that …