Get thee behind me, Santa!

book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas

I am totally, seriously against supporting any of the folks doing print-on-demand bootleg Peanuts notebooks, coloring books, and so forth. These folks are taking what is not theirs and delivering shoddy product based on that, and should not be supported.

But if you ever wanted to tempt me otherwise, this here coloring book is the thing to tempt me with. It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas book! Except, well, I’m pretty sure it’s not an adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas inside, merely a collection of whatever Peanuts coloring pages they could lay hands on, refitted to whatever dimensions they happen to be publishing at. (Yes, there have been coloring adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas, most notably as part of the book It’s Another Holiday, Charlie Brown. But odds are slim that the author of this book, one Charley Bob, bothered to get that.)

But wait, I’m saved. It’s not an A Charlie Brown Christmas coloring book, it’s merely a Charlie Brown CHristmas coloring book. That lack of the indefinite article at the beginning has saved me from temptation.

(And to save you from temptation, I shall not link to its ordering page. Go forth and sin no more!)

ADDED: Whoops, I posted this before realizing that this is part of a trilogy by Charley Bob! Got to love those Christmas explosions!

book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas
As long as we’re in A Charlie Brown Christmas book season

I was recently looking over some of the coverage of the Schulzes opening their ice rink in Santa Rosa, and I noticed that a couple of papers had added illustrations. One used this picture: …which is pretty obviously a narrowed tracing of this Dale Hale drawing from the first book …

book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas
Mystery solved

Up until today, I only had a guess of the year that this boxed set, With LOVE from Charlie Brown, collecting six World Publishing adaptations of animated Peanuts specials was issued. But today, I found this ad, which ran in the magazine insert Family Weekly, which was included in various newspapers on …

book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas
The Best Time of the Year

Longtime readers of the blog know that my favorite time of the year is when the new book adaptations of the TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas arrive, and that in the current century, that usually means that I have several such joyous days per year. This year’s first such day brings …