Get thee behind me, Santa!

book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas

I am totally, seriously against supporting any of the folks doing print-on-demand bootleg Peanuts notebooks, coloring books, and so forth. These folks are taking what is not theirs and delivering shoddy product based on that, and should not be supported.

But if you ever wanted to tempt me otherwise, this here coloring book is the thing to tempt me with. It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas book! Except, well, I’m pretty sure it’s not an adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas inside, merely a collection of whatever Peanuts coloring pages they could lay hands on, refitted to whatever dimensions they happen to be publishing at. (Yes, there have been coloring adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas, most notably as part of the book It’s Another Holiday, Charlie Brown. But odds are slim that the author of this book, one Charley Bob, bothered to get that.)

But wait, I’m saved. It’s not an A Charlie Brown Christmas coloring book, it’s merely a Charlie Brown CHristmas coloring book. That lack of the indefinite article at the beginning has saved me from temptation.

(And to save you from temptation, I shall not link to its ordering page. Go forth and sin no more!)

ADDED: Whoops, I posted this before realizing that this is part of a trilogy by Charley Bob! Got to love those Christmas explosions!

Title from cover of A Charlie Brown Christmas
book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas
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book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Christmas correction

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book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Charlie Brown Disappointment

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