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The Advent Calendar, the Big Day

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 …


MP3 treats

So here on the day before Christmas, and while I have no more shopping yet to get done, I find myself buying gifts for me. That’s because Amazon is having a great day-before-Christmas sale, with some very desirable MP3 albums for $1.99 or less. (Not that it has to be …

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The Advent Calendar, 1 day to go

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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The Advent Calendar, 2 days to go

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 …

Classic finds

Lest you think I get everything I want

I just got outbid on this: Look at that! It’s a book and record of The Story of Snoopy and the Red Baron… but apparently with a license just for the song, it’s not a Peanuts item, so no dog in the dogfight… even though Snoopy is specifically described in …

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The Advent Calendar, 3 days to go

Attempts to merge Schulz drawings with other styles of art are often just visually annoying, but not invariably so. Case in point: Yes, Santa, there is a Charlie Brown, a book from 1971 that Halmark has issued as a small hardcover and, later, as an even smaller hardcover, as you …

Classic finds

The intriguing Schulz book I missed out on

Chatting online with an AAUGH Blog reader a couple weeks back, the talk turned to things we’d gotten at auction, and things we’d missed out on. In the latter category, my biggest regret was something I’ve brought up here before, a booklet called Golfing — It’s Only A Game, which …

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The Advent Calendar, 4 days to go

Sally’s Christmas Play is another storybook taken from a strip continuity… but this one is the tale where Sally believes that she’s supposed to say “Hark!” right before Harold Angel sings. That makes it a better story than some which were adapted.


Time is running out

You’ve got today and part of tomorrow to order gifts and have them delivered before Christmas using two-day shipping. I just ordered for my three year old son Don’t Let The Pigeon Finish This Activity Book, a cheap little set of fire vehicles, and an electronic toy that teaches writing …

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The Advent Calendar, 5 days to go

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 …