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The AAUGH.com Advent Calendar, 20 days to go

December 5: The Peanuts Christmas Coloring Book The thing that draws me to 1979’s The Peanuts Christmas Coloring Book is the cover. Only Charlie Brown could find that his pile of presents is nothing but empty boxes and a used dog…

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The AAUGH.com Advent Calendar, 21 days to go

Today’s step on the way to the top of the Peanuts Christmas list is Friends Are a Special Part of Christmas, a 1981 saddle-stitched paperback, which offers “Holiday poems featuring Charlie Brown and his friends”.¬† Well, the poems are cut with lyrics from traditional (read: public domain) carols, but there …

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The AAUGH.com Advent Calendar, 22 days to go

This far from the top of the list, I’m still willing to include books that I like for snarky rather than pure and noble reasons. For example, there’s this coloring book that I found the other day in the dollar bin at the local Target . The packet that it …

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The AAUGH.com Advent Calendar, 23 days to go

The second reveal on the advent calendar is Fr√∂hliche Weihnachten, It may look like a violation of the no-adaptions-of-A-Charlie-Brown-Christmas rule, but it’s not. It’s a strip reprint. And boy, isn’t that cover pretty! The sky is shiny, shiny gold. It could only be more Christmassy if the cover also had …

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The AAUGH.com Advent Calendar, 24 days to go

To celebrate the release of Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking, I am starting this advent calendar. Each day I will be posting about one Christmas-related Peanuts book – but only one that is not an adaptation of the TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas, because the dozens of those would simply …