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

book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas

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 edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas:

But not articles were so derivative, as this blatant nonSchulz illo shows.

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 …

book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas
Get thee behind me, Santa!

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 …