Friday, October 27, 2017
It's the Great Pumpkin Carol Book, Charlie Brown
In honor of the date, October 27, 1966, on which It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown debuted, here's a vintage Halloween artifact for our Countdown to October 31st. Though this unique item (actually designed to be a deluxe greeting card) is not a direct tie-in to the classic Peanuts TV special, it might as well be. First issued circa 1965 , this Hallmark-produced Peanuts Book of Pumpkin Carols was reissued with different art and in a variety of styles over the years, indicating its popularity was strong across the decades—undoubtedly buoyed by the annual airing of the beloved animated special.