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Friday, October 25, 2013

Since Charles Schultz first aired his television special, “It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”, I have followed the example of Linus and celebrated Halloween with a Great Pumpkin sense of humor. When my daughter was born she also fell in love with a Charlie Brown-style Halloween. Each year we watch the show again and congratulate ourselves on the fact that no matter what else has happened to us during the year at least we did not receive rocks in our trick-or-treat sack.

Poor Charlie Brown. At least he doesn't have to worry about eating too many sweets.

The "Peanuts Book of Pumpkin Carols" also came out in the 1960's. I was teaching music and my classes loved singing them. I actually have a copy of the original booklet of songs.

Each year we enjoy getting it out and singing along with all the others around the world who are waiting in a pumpkin patch hoping that this year theirs will be the most sincere.

May you have fun and remember that finding joy with friends and family makes Halloween a treat.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BEFIT015 10/25/2013 3:19PM

    Always gotta watch the holidays Charlie Brown movies!

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CATHYGETSFIT 10/25/2013 2:55PM

    The Great Pumpkin is a great show to watch every year at this time of year. I love the tradition you and Stephanie have! emoticon emoticon

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SLACHETKA103145 10/25/2013 1:54PM

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IMAYARNIE 10/25/2013 1:21PM

    This was great. Thanks, CJ!

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LJCANNON 10/25/2013 1:20PM

    emoticon They sure don't make Wonderful Programs like this anymore!! We watch it every year, Too!!

emoticon Never knew that about Gary Burghoff!! Still watch MASH, the Final Scene of the Series still makes my tear up!!!!

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PHOENIX1949 10/25/2013 1:12PM

    emoticon Long-term fan of the Peanuts Gang here.

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A_SIZE6 10/25/2013 12:33PM

    Rylee and I watch this too every year also. I don't know if you ever watched Mash? but the guy who played Radar O'Reilly does the voice of Charlie Brown. My mom wanted me to look him up online and that was in his biography

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STEPBYSTEP1955 10/25/2013 12:24PM


Thanks for sharing the Charlie Brown pumpkin story.

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RGEETING 10/25/2013 11:45AM

    We love the Peanut's Great Pumpkin special! Had no idea that there had been a book of carols! lol

So - also wishing YOU a Halloween treat of finding joy with friends and family! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOANOFSPARK 10/25/2013 9:24AM

    Ohh, Yeah.......gotta watch out for the Great Pumpkin.......*grin* :) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRNDMOM43 10/25/2013 9:16AM

    emoticon emoticon Have a Happy and safe Halloween!

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DBELLE39 10/25/2013 7:58AM

    The Great Pumpkin is a true classic to be enjoyed every Halloween.

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BIGPAWSUP 10/25/2013 7:20AM

    Absolutely awesome!!

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LADYRH 10/25/2013 6:27AM


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PAMNANGEL 10/25/2013 2:58AM

    Just isn't Halloween without the Great Pumpkin! emoticon

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