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The Holidays Are Coming Celebrate With A Charlie Brown Christmas – Giveaway

Knotts Berry Farm Snoopy Schroeder Peppermint PattyPeanuts Worldwide is kicking off a year-long celebration of 50 years of A Charlie Brown Christmas! December 2014 marks the 50th time the beloved special will air on television.

To launch the celebration, Jill Schulz, 56, the youngest of Charles M. Schulz’s five children, recently sat down with bloggers around the country to share her personal memories of her Dad; the family Christmas traditions that she shared with her siblings Meredith, Amy, Monte, and Craig; and, of course, the way that A Charlie Brown Christmas has touched her life and the lives of millions of fans across the globe.

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What was it like to celebrate Christmas in the Schulz family?

“I always had great memories of it, but to us, that’s just how our Christmas was.”

“Back then, there was not as much merchandise, publicity, worldwide status for Peanuts and Snoopy.”

“We had a pretty typical Christmas, except that we opened our gifts on Christmas Eve. Typically, we’d have neighborhood friends and kids coming over and my mom cooked a great big dinner. Then we’d wait for Santa Claus, I’d always sneak back down and open a window because I thought there was no way he could fit down the chimney.”

“In the morning, we’d get a special present. One year I got a puppy, but it was a little disconcerting because I thought I was getting an Old English Sheepdog like the one from Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, but my puppy wasn’t furry and didn’t have a tail.”

“Once the TV show came out, that became a tradition: both Christmas and Halloween, they became something we’d gather around TV to watch. But to me, it just seemed like a normal family Christmas.”

brooklin snoopyFor me Snoopy has always been a part of my childhood and the TV specials are always a way to signify the holidays. Not only that but our family spends a lot of time at Knott’s Berry Farm so Snoopy has become even more beloved to our family.

Now at Hallmark you can launch the holiday joy early, as you anticipate the 50th airing of A Charlie Brown Christmas!  The soft and huggable Snoopy plush brings cheer any time of day or night, while the charming Be Joyful book keeps you in a Peanuts spirit year-round. 

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43 Comments

  1. Laurie Emerson on August 30, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    My dad would always watch Charlie Brown holiday specials with me and especially loved Snoopy. One year he was stationed overseas and at 7 I dreaded watching it without him at Christmas. The day the show was to come on a big package arrived and inside was a huge Snoopy stuffed animal. He watched it with me that year.



  2. Peggy Rydzewski on August 30, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Now being a grandmother my favorite memory is watching is a Charlie brown Christmas that is still played today.



  3. Danielle D on August 30, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    watching the dvd’s as kids



  4. Virginia Rowell on August 30, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    We always watched Snoopy as kids. My favorite memory is my sister teaching me how to draw Snoopy.



  5. Jill Myrick on August 30, 2014 at 8:15 am

    I loved watching Charlie Brown movies growing up and Snoopy was always my favorite character. I always wanted to have a dog just like him.
    Now that I have children of my own I still watch all of the Charlie Brown specials with them and enjoy them just as much as I did as a child.

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  6. Samii Meyer on August 29, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    I grew up on snoopy – my mom and dad loved the peanuts so a lot of the items I had were gifts from them!



  7. Marci on August 29, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I have a set of Charlie Brown books from my childhood. Half way through you turn them upside down to read the other half. I always loved Snoopy’s antics!



  8. Sarah C on August 29, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    I loved watching the Charlie Brown and Snoopy Christmas show every year.



  9. rebecca norton on August 29, 2014 at 10:01 am

    My kids LOVE watching it during the hoildays



  10. Lisa V. on August 29, 2014 at 7:50 am

    I always like when Snoopy was the Red Baron.



  11. April on August 29, 2014 at 5:54 am

    I always remember watching It’s a great pumpkin and the charlie brown christmas every year when I was little!



  12. Cassandra Eastman on August 28, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I remember it being tradition to watch a Charlie Brown Christmas every holiday season! We still do 🙂



  13. Ellie W on August 28, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    I loved Snoopy so much as a little girl. I looked forward to the Thanksgiving and Christmas shows every year. I also named my first dog, a beagle, Snoopy.



  14. christine j on August 27, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    I loved watching Charlie Brown Thanksgiving each year as a kid



  15. Lisa P. on August 27, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    I remember waiting anxiously for the Charlie Brown special that would come on for each holiday.



  16. Kelly H. on August 25, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    I loved watching the Charlie Brown specials.



  17. irene w on August 25, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Snoopy lights up our Christmas spirit. I have him in the form of a light up Christmas Santa Light decoration in front of the house.



  18. McKim on August 25, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    I remember as a kid sitting in my rocking chair in front of the tv watching the Charlie Brown specials.



  19. Cynthia R on August 25, 2014 at 6:54 am

    I remember when I was a llittle girl I had a woodstock stuffed animal I absolutely loved!



  20. mrsshukra on August 24, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    So many good memories watching Snoopy specials on TV with the family!



  21. christine on August 24, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I remember when I was a kid back in the 80s, it was a really big deal whenever a Snoopy special was going to be on. I looked forward to it for days and made sure I watched it.



  22. Amy Z. on August 24, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    My family would always watch Charlie Brown for Halloween and for Christmas!



  23. Heather B on August 24, 2014 at 6:15 am

    My husbands Aunt collects anything and everything Snoopy. I love watching her sit and read Snoopy books with my kids, or sitting on the floor playing with Snoopy Characters!



  24. nickie on August 23, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    I love snoopy sleeping on his dog house



  25. Valerie Taylor Mabrey on August 23, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Charlie brown specials were the only ones my dad actually liked and would watch with us.
    vmkids3 at msn dot com



  26. Victoria lynch on August 23, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    The great pumpkin one was always my favorite. I can remember being a little girl and watching it with my grandma. I know get to watch it with my own little girl!



  27. Andrea v on August 23, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    The red Barron song is perfect



  28. David on August 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Aside from watching the cartoon specials and reading the Sunday morning comic with my dad when I was learning to read, I remember having a ton of Joe Cool stuff, including a skateboard. I am not sure why it Snoopy in sunglasses and a tank top was called Joe Cool, but it probably made it more acceptable for a young boy to wear it.



  29. Sharon Schoepe on August 23, 2014 at 10:40 am

    I remember looking forward every year to the Charlie Brown Christmas special.



  30. April Brenay on August 23, 2014 at 9:04 am

    my parents do a charlie brown house at Christmas, they have all the Christmas characters in their front yard



  31. carol on August 23, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I grew up with snoopy and every holiday, just couldn’t wait until they had the shows on tv.



  32. Patricia Wojnar Crowley on August 23, 2014 at 8:29 am

    My favorite Snoopy moments include watching the Charlie Brown specials every holiday as a child!



  33. Jennifer on August 23, 2014 at 6:52 am

    I loved watching the holiday episodes of Charlie Brown when I was young, now I love watching them with my kids.



  34. Karen Gray on August 23, 2014 at 5:54 am

    I always look forward to the holiday special Charlie Brown episodes. I love the Halloween one especially!



  35. latanya on August 23, 2014 at 3:27 am

    I always like watching the halloween, thanksgiving, and Christmas movies on tv



  36. Mary on August 23, 2014 at 3:26 am

    My husband grew up with Snoopy and Woodstock! He is now 60 and a retired Air Force Colonel who has Snoopy in his man cave. He doesn’t let anything happen to them until we started raising our grandson and now he plays with them. Sharing the love of Snoopy!



  37. angie on August 22, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Gotta love the Snoopy dance



  38. Merry on August 22, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    We always watch the Charlie Brown and Snoopy christmas show.



  39. Vera S on August 22, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    We always enjoyed the Snoopy Holiday Specials on television as kids. It was always a treat to watch.:)



  40. Jenny Q. on August 22, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    I loved the Snoopy come home movie.



  41. Karen Jaras on August 22, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I used to have the nickname “red baron” as a little kids because I was always crying and red.



  42. Sandra L Hying McFadden on August 22, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    When I broke my arm at the age of 3 had to be hospitalized my Dad bought me a huge snoopy dog to make me feel better. I had him for years and shared him with my three sisters, he got worn out from being hugged and loved so much.



  43. Maryann D. on August 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I have always loved Snoopy and Charlie Brown since I was very young. My children grew up enjoying them also.