I received my Charlie Brown Christmas cloth book panels from Joann.com. These are, as I noted, fabric panels with pages to cut out and sew together to make a cloth book.
This is a short edition, a mere 8 pages including cover. It’s derived from the Tom Brannon-illustrated Running Press version that first appeared in 2008, but Brannon’s color modeling has been done away with (probably wouldn’t work well with the coarser printing medium of cloth). For example, this is how one image looked in the original edition:
And this is how it looks in the cloth book (badly scanned, admittedly):
Simpler colors, heartier lines… and hey, Peppermint Patty disappeared. No, they didn’t excise her from the whole book (despite the fact that she wasn’t actually in the TV special), but took her out here so she wouldn’t be cut in half by the cropping of the image.
If you need a nice, soft edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas that you can take to bed with you, here it is! (And, of course, if you want to look over all the book editions of A Charlie Brown Christmas, that’s what this guide is for.)