There will be a Christmas in 2022!

book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas

It’s the new year, and with a new year comes, of course a new Christmas, waiting just around the corner. Well, not around the near corner, but it’s somewhere around the far corner of the year, so we might as well be working toward it. Will this year bring us that great joy, a new book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas? The answer, dear Virginia, is yes!

The folks at Running Press have constantly been coming out with little book editions of ACBC, usually as part of “kits” — you get a little plastic tree, you get a little book. Things like that. This year, it’s a kit with two ACBC jigsaw puzzles and a 32-page mini book edition of the special. And it’s available for preorder.

But that’s not all! the Running Press folks are also offering up a Peanuts advent calendar this year. The box uses art from Running Press’s previous book editions of A Charlie Brown Christmas, and promises music, ornaments, and other surprises. Might one of those surprises be a book? I honestly don’t know for sure…. but I do know that the details for this item at Amazon list it as a “Calendar ‏ : ‎ 72 pages”. I don’t know what counts as a page on an advent calendar, but certainly somewhere in there might be room for an adaptation of the special. Guess I’d better buy one and find out for sure!


Upcoming releases
Peanuts books to buy, and a free one

We’ve got a few more books listed as coming up later this year. There’s no surprise that we’re getting the paperback edition of The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994, and with it, the box set of 1991-1994. After all, these have been coming out like clockwork, and 2025 should bring us the …

Upcoming releases
Mostly recycled Peanuts books

There are some new Peanuts titles showing up in the pipeline. I don’t have covers yet, but the books are simple to explain. Welcome Home, Franklin! adopts the new TV special that will hit Apple TV+ on the 16th. Here’s to You Charlie Brown and You’re the Greatest, Charlie Brown …

Upcoming releases
Upcoming collections

Coming in May is Five Funny Snoopy and Charlie Brown Stories!, a compilation of the previously-released kids storybooks Let’s Go to the Library!; Time for School, Charlie Brown; Snoopy and Woodstock; Snoopy, First Beagle on the Moon!; and Make a Trade, Charlie Brown! We now have a cover for the …