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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A (Rarely Seen) Charlie Brown Christmas

Over the next few days I hope to post a few pages of a rare Yuletide treat: A Charlie Brown Christmas Stocking by Charles M. Schulz. Very much in the spirit of Schulz's classic Peanuts "little square books" such as the first and most famous title, the bestselling Happiness is a Warm Puppy, this delightful little volume was created expressly for the December 1963 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine, and was never published again, so today most people don't even know it was ever created. The little yellow book, printed on paper just a notch or two above newsprint in quality, was bound in the middle of the magazine's semi-glossy pages as the publication's Christmas present to it's 12 million readers. (I have the feeling the magazine's current circulation is not quite that high.) I won't be publishing all of the book's 16 (counting the cover) pages but I will feature the highlights. Here's the beginning of A Charlie Brown Christmas Stocking, in which Charlie Brown finds out his friends' (including the seldom-seen [or remembered] Shermy) views on the contoversial subject of hanging up a Christmas stocking...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is an amazing little find.