An anniversary with an asterisk

Animated Peanuts

Folks are celebrating today as the 55th anniversary of the premiere of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Which, well…

Do you remember how I told you that Canadians got to see A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving before those of us who live in the United States did? Oh, sure you do. They used “Canadian Thanksgiving” as an excuse.

Well, it turns out they got Great Pumpkin a day ahead of the US!

What are you gonna tell me, “Canadian Halloween”? Or is it just that CBC comes before CBS in the alphabet??

Or is it that Canadians are secretly trying to undermine us at every turn? I hear they’ve even infiltrated our National Hockey League now!

Animated Peanuts
Happy Next Halloween

For those of you for whom the true pumpkin spice is It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, have I got a board book for you! It’s due in July of next year, so for now you’ll just have to put up with sitting through the whole special rather than the more …

Animated Peanuts
It’s the Great Pumpkin and Flashlight, CB

Halloween is just around the corner, but I’m already seeing books coming for next halloween… namely, a board book adaptation of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. This is being published as part of the PI Kids line, which focuses on “interactive” books, and they’re doing this one like they did the …

A Charlie Brown Christmas
A dilemma solved

AAUGH Blog reader Mike saw me expressing ambivalence about whether to preorder the new $99.99 edition of the A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack just to get the liner notes booklet… and he noted something that I missed: the same publisher is offering a new one-CD deluxe version for a far …