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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 …

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A Charlie Brown [SPOILER WARNING] Christmas

So I planned to do a big unboxing of my copy of the newly-released A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Official Advent Calendar. And I actually filmed it all… well, tried to, but in addition to my lack of cinematographic skills, it turns out my cameraphone was stopping and restarting the video …

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an AAUGH Blogger dilemma

Look at this! It’s a book! It’s a Peanuts-related book — a book about the recording of the music for A Charlie Brown Christmas — illustrated with Peanuts images. And it’s written by my compatriot, Derrick Bang, who knows his stuff. I want it, right? Of course I do! The …

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Upcoming releases

The Post Office: Not just books of stamps any more

So I’m over on the website of the United States Postal Service, looking to pre-order a whole bunch of sheets of the new Peanuts stamps (sorry, officially they are “Charles M. Schulz stamps”, celebrating his centennial, but I don’t see any “It’s Only a Game” stamps in there…) that are …

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Upcoming releases

SCHULZ: 100 OBJECTS — Signed copies

So, you’re already looking forward to Charles M. Schulz: The Life and Art of the Creator of Peanuts in 100 Objects, the Schulz Museum project that I co-wrote with the museum’s curator, Benjamin L. Clark,, right? Well, what if I told you that you could get a copy signed… by Jean …

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Questions answered

The AAUGH Blogger investigates

As the AAUGH Blogger, I get reached out to by people who want to authenticate items, or just want to figure out what to do with a Peanuts item. I try to tread carefully; I am not an art authenticator. And I try to steer well clear of offering “collectible …

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‘Citing ads for Charlie Brown’s ‘Cyclopedia

Charlie Brown’s ‘Cyclopedia was an attempt to squeeze a lot of sales out of some already existing material. By taking the material from the existing Charlie Brown’s Super Book of Questions and Answers and rearranging it into smaller chunks, they got what was first a 12- book series, later expanded …

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Snoopy Shows and Lucy Knows!

Coming to Apple TV+ on August 12 is not just a new season of The Snoopy Show, but also a brand new special. Lucy’s School is a back-to-school-themed special (which might make a little more sense on ad-driven TV — lots of ads for back-to-school stuff need a good family …

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Sealtesting your certainty

A few weeks back, I posted a non-Peanuts ad from 1957 that some people told me they were sure it was Schulz, but others were as certain that it wasn’t. Well, here’s another recent addition to my collection, an ad from 1957; the same image was used for “Sealtest Chocolate …

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Tales of the Werebeagle

I’m having some problem adding new images to the blog at the moment, so I’ll keep this just a text post. You can see the images at the links. Looks like this year’s Halloween book from Hallmark is The Tale of the Werebeagle, a hardcover kids storybook with a <SPOILER WARNING> …

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