An ornament for the most wonderful time of the year

Animated Peanuts

Anyone who has been reading The AAUGH Blog for at least a year knows that my favorite season is right about now – the season of new book editions of A Charlie Brown Christmas. What else could bring such joy? But sometimes I have feared it’s only me.

I shall fear no longer. In fact, this season is such a special one that Hallmark yesterday released an ornament just to celebrate that occasion! Here’s a video of my unboxing it. (And a tip of the hat to AAUGH Blog reader Kelly, who gave me advanced warning that this was coming out.)

(If you’re getting this via email, you might need this link to go see the YouTube video.)

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