2021 shall not be a barren year, in the most vital way

Not the actual cover. I hope.

Coming in September is the the thing that mankind cherishes most of all (well, at least if I’m a totally random sample): a new book edition of  A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Oh, not totally new. This is Running Press, who have recycled the same little 128 page mini-book edition since 2003, and will presumably be doing so again. But this time they’re doing as part of a little book-and-tree box set… which they first did in 2007. But this time, the book and tree have music! (I presume it’s push-the-button-and-music-plays music, and not some tiny piece of sheet music.)

They also used this adaptation in 2008, 2010. (This new release is listed as 128 pages, so its not the 48 page adaptation they used in 2012, nor the shorter, coloring one they used in 2016., nor the 32 page edition from 2018.)

I have to give points for the current official title being A Charlie Brown Christmas: Book and Tree Kit: With music! It’s not often that a book title has two colons and an exclamation point. That’s getting your money’s worth, punctuationwise!

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A Hallmark pop-up slims down

Hallmark is offering a new edition adapting A Charlie Brown Christmas, and it’s a mite disappointing. That because it appears to be a reissuing of 2021’s giant lights-and-sounds edition, only smaller — where the previous book was 13.5″ by 16″, this one is only 11″ by 13.5″ – still large, …

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Christmas by the numbers

It is that time of year again! The days are getting just a mite shorter, the first skeletons of the season are appearing on neighborhood lawns. You can feel the excitement in the crisp air, for surely it is time for the greatest gift a year has to bring: a …

Title from cover of A Charlie Brown Christmas
book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas
AAUGH! I missed one!

I have failed in my central role as the AAUGH Blogger. To wit, in 2018, a new book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas came out, and I didn’t detect it until this month! The department store chain Kohl’s, is constantly running their Kohl’s Cares promotion, where they sell books …