Mystery solved

book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas

Up until today, I only had a guess of the year that this boxed set, With LOVE from Charlie Brown, collecting six World Publishing adaptations of animated Peanuts specials was issued.

Picture of boxed set of Peanuts books, with a copy of A Charlie Brown Christmas book sitting out.
(Thanks fot Peanuts collectibles seller C. Pilgrim for the photo.)

But today, I found this ad, which ran in the magazine insert Family Weekly, which was included in various newspapers on November 8, 1970.

$12.95 — and if you pay for the whole set up front, they’ll cover the postage! Obviously, this was meant to land under some people’s Christmas tree. The firm selling the books, Grolier Enterprises, are better remember for their encyclopedia.

1970 seemed to be the year for the phrase “With Love from Charlie Brown,” because in February that was used as the title of a musical performed at the Wichita State University Experimental Theater. The show was just an abridged version of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and it received a mixed review.

book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas
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, …

book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas
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 …