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Review: Happy Holidays, Charlie Brown

So, I got my copy of Peanuts 70th Anniversary Holiday Collection Limited Edition, the Blu-ray boxed set with comes with a Snoopy figure and a book. And yes, I bought it for a book. A little book, 5.5 inches by 5 inches, 64 pages. And if the world really wanted …

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New releases

Peanuts Poster book

Sometimes, I miss one. Somehow, The Peanuts Poster Collection came out in August without me noticing. But I’m glad that I picked up on the error. This book is a collection of 20 Peanuts posters, and we’ve seen things like this before… but this one is selected by Chip Kidd. If …

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Animated Peanuts

sale on Blu-ray set

As part of their Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Buy Lots Of Stuff Novedecember/Whatever promotion, Amazon currently has Peanuts 70th Anniversary Holiday Collection Limited Edition, a Blu-ray set with some new commentary tracks, for $39.99 (off of a $99.99 list.) This set comes with a Snoopy figure and, more vitally for this blog, …

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A Cakey Charlie Brown Christmas

Netflix has released the second season of its holiday baking competition show Sugar Rush Christmas, and the first episode focuses on creating desserts built around A Charlie Brown Christmas. There’s some very delicious-looking stuff being made, and some enthusiasm for Peanuts being brought into play. There are a couple of minor cringy …

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Franklin

Fine figures

I don’t collect Peanuts action figures. I have accumulated a few over the years, but I make a point that the only thing I actually collect is Peanuts books; that is a sufficiently large and expensive hobby on its own. Which is not to say that I cannot appreciate the fact …

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Classic finds

Peanuts anatomy is weird

I have become fascinated by this Italian book cover for, well, every design decision, from the mis-centered face to the “C. M. Schulz” to the decision to color the collar as if it is skin. What, does Charlie Brown have gills?

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Animated Peanuts

Peanuts specials back on broadcast TV

As seen in this article in Variety, Apple is pulling off a brilliant public relations move by allowing broadcast airings this year of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas… on PBS! That’s a great no-commercial-interruptions place to air these beloved works. Thankgiving will be broadcast this Sunday, and Christmas comes …

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music

Chartin’ Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown is high on the Billboard charts this week. No, I’m not kidding. And really, it’s no surprise that Vince Guaraldi’s soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas pops up regularly on Billboard’s top 200 albums at this time of year. At the moment, it’s at #84. The highest it’s ever …

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General

Even completer

If you try to buy ebook versions of The Complete Peanuts, you’ll discover something interesting – there’s 32 volumes, instead of the 26 of the hardcover ones. What’s up? Well, instead of just counting The Complete Peanuts volumes in their digital book total, Amazon is considering all of the Peanuts books that Fantagraphics …

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New releases

There’s always a hidden Christmas

While we already have an excellent new book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas, well, there’s almost always another new edition lurking somewhere. This time, it was hidden at Kohl’s – whom I usually check for Peanuts books about this time of year, but with less going out these days, I …

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