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I like the strip collection Lighten Up, It’s Christmas – because it’s a Christmas book with a cactus on the cover!  

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The AAUGH.com Advent Calendar, 11 days to go

Today’s entry is I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown, because not all book adaptations are of A Charlie Brown Christmas, and even the third best Peanuts Christmas special is still pretty good.

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The AAUGH.com Advent Calendar, 12 days to go

The cover of  It’s Christmas, a strip reprint from 1996, is a perfect Christmas image: children and animals dancing gleefully, unaware of the giftwrapped packages that are plummeting toward their fragile heads.

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Hallmark places several books on this list, and that makes sense. While they aren’t a big book publisher, if there’s two things they’re big on, they’re Peanuts and Christmas.With the title of Christmas Time With Snoopy And His Friends, a major question opens up: while Woodstock is clearly Snoopy’s friend, …

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The AAUGH.com Advent Calendar, 14 days to go

All I Want For Christmas Is… is a thin hardcover book, but it’s really a greeting card at heart, meant not to buy for yourself, but to send to soemone else It’s shots of Lucy, Snoopy, Sally, and Charlie Brown writing letters to Santa Claus, and in Charlie Brown’s note …

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The AAUGH.com Advent Calendar, 15 days to go

I like the coloring book Christmas Joy Is… because it doesn’t just settle for giving kids stock images to color, as so many coloring books these days do. It’s a thing to be read; in this case, if it wasn’t a coloring book, it would be a gift book on …

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The AAUGH.com Advent Calendar, 16 days to go

Sally’s Christmas Miracle is a kids’ storybook adapted from a strip story – the one where Sally manages to score a Christmas tree. The story is somewhat slight, which is true of the strips it’s adapted from, but hey, tree hunting is a good subject!

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The AAUGH.com Advent Calendar, 17 days to go

This 32 page booklet for 2004 is 2.75 inches square, with Christmas-themed Peanuts strips reprinted in color, plus Christmas-oriented quotes. It came as part of a boxed gift set, a stocking stuffer of sorts. It gets some love from me despite being such a small item because of the title, …

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The AAUGH.com Advent Calendar, 18 days to go

The little board book Snoopy: No Home for Christmas (published by UK publisher Ravette in 1991) packs a little extra Christmassy punch because it’s about someone (in this case, Woodstock) who has no place to stay. Will he find room at the inn?

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The AAUGH.com Advent Calendar, 19 days to go

The cover of Peanuts Collectible Ornaments may not look very Christmassy, but inside? Page after full-color page with pictures of every Peanuts Christmas ornament produced through 2005. For those of you whose Christmas decorations tend toward the Peanutsy, this will help you identifying the things you have and lust after …