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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving came out in 1965. Contrary to most beloved holiday movies this was a direct to TV movie. The “Charlie Brown” holiday series were based on the Peanuts comic strips. Charlie Brown is a lovable loser. The movie starts with Lucy (next door neighbor) promising Charlie Brown she’ll hold the football while he kicked the football. Once again, Lucy pulled it back & Charlie Brown ended up flat on his back. Again.



Charlie Brown & his family are going to Grandma’s house for an evening Thanksgiving meal. One of Charlie’s friends, Peppermint Patty, called to invite herself to Thanksgiving dinner, then called back to invite Marcie & Franklin Peppermint Patty gives him no time to get a word in. Charlie Brown is kinda worried - he doesn’t know how to cook a Thanksgiving dinner. Linus, the next door neighbor kid (brother to Lucy) says Charlie Brown can make lunch for his friends, then ho to Grandma’s for the big meal @ her house. Linus asked what he can make - cold cereal & maybe toast. Hmmm What o do. Linus gets Snoopy, Charlie Brown’s beagle, & Woodstock, Snoopy’s bird, to help with the meal. The self invited guests came over for pretzel sticks, popcorn, toast & more.



Peppermint Patty blasts Charlie Brown, hurting his feelings. Marcie chastised Patty. Pattie asked Marcie to apologize for her, but does offer her own apology. Someone calls from Grandma’s for dinner. He tells them what’s going on. All of the kiddos are invited. (Good Grandma!)The kids all go to Grandma’s.



Snoopy & Woodstock make their own Thanksgiving dinner @ the dog house. They share the wishbone, & pumpkin pie.




Over the River and Through the Wood
Classic Thanksgiving song.
I always sing it wrong as “To Grandmother’s house we go”
A lot of people also say “through the woods” (me, too)




Over the river and through the woods,
To grandfather’s house we go;
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh,
Thru the white and drifted snow, oh!




Over the river and thru the woods,
Oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes and bites the nose,
As over the ground we go.



Over the river and thru the wood,
To have a first-rate play;
Oh, hear the bell ring, “Ting-a-ling-ling!”
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day-ay!



Over the river and thru the woods,
Trot fast my dapple gray!
Spring over the ground like a hunting hound,
For this is Thanksgiving Day!



Over the river and through the woods,
And straight through the barnyard gate.
We seem to go extremely slow,
It is so hard to wait!



Over the river and through the woods,
Now Grandmother’s cap I spy!
Hurrah for fun! Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!









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