Playing cards with pictures from A Charlie Brown Christmas
book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas

Deck: the haul for Christmas

Usually, the term “Christmas cards” does not apply to playing cards, but what we have here is an obvious exception — it’s a deck of A Charlie Brown Christmas-themed playing cards. Manufactured by Aquarius Image, a company that produces a range of Peanuts products from board games to bandages, the …

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Classic finds

No, ’cause Kaws

I’m not a fan of the work of conceptual artist Kaws (real name: Brian Donnelly.) I can see where taking someone else’s character and replacing the eyes with Xs may make some statement in some context once or twice, but as a style for a lifetime, no… and when I …

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

The “A Charlie Brown Christmas” pre-screener?

While I was doing research on the book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas for yesterday’s post, I was delving into online newspaper archives – which is a great black hole for me, drawing me in and destroying the rest of my world. I get off on tangents, investigate odd …

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book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas

the colors of Christmas

I recently picked up a copy of a book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas (a statement that I can make more frequently than perhaps any other human.) Attentive AAUGH Blog reader Thomas alerted me to this auction. It took sharp eyes to notice this, as the difference between this and …

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Upcoming releases

Kids books to come

We’ve got the latest batch of solicitations, announcing two books for December and one for next March. If I Gave the World My Blanket is a board book with verse about caring, and not, as you may suspect, a sequel to If You Give a Mouse A Cookie nor Lucy’s …

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Now shipping

Celebrate Peanuts box set

Spotted and Costco (and apparently exclusive to them) is Celebrate Peanuts, a box set containing Celebrating Peanuts (the 60th anniversary strip collection, laden with quotes from Schulz) and Celebrating Snoopy (a similar volume focused on the beagle.) The original hardcovers of those two books have current list prices of $75 apiece, but these …

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New releases

Review: Charlie Brown’s America

I’ve been looking forward to Charlie Brown’s America: The Popular Politics of Peanuts for a while now, and while Blake Scott Ball’s look at how Peanuts both reflected and impacted the political and social issues of its day. While the book does not fulfill every hope that I had for it …

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Nat news

I discuss Peanuts elsewhere

For those who want to hear my finally say things about the works of Charles M. Schulz, I’m a guest on the just-released episode of It’s A Podcast, Charlie Brown. There I chat with host William Pepper about It’s Only a Game, Hagemeyer, and even Invisible Zeppelin, my podcast sitcom …

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Animated Peanuts

New Schulz documentary coming on AppleTV+

As part of their thus-far-strong line of Peanuts material, AppleTV+ is releasing a new documentary later this month on Schulz and Peanuts. Talkers on it include folks from the Schulz complex like Jeannie Schulz and Paige Braddock, Peanuts movie producer Paul Feig, reliably enthusiastic pop culture producer/commentator Kevin Smith, actor …

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Questions answered

Hagemeyer is not Peanuts

A metric eleventeen people have asked me about the articles that came out in the past week about the discovery of lost Schulz strips, some samples that Schulz had drawn up for a series about a woman boss called “Hagemeyer”. The existence of the strips didn’t come as a complete …

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