As such, I recently had the honor of speaking with Jill Schulz, daughter of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz. The former professional figure skater, shared some of her families holiday traditions growing up and other fun stories about her father's work. I had asked if their real-life ever showed up in the comic strip and she shared a few anecdotes about her four brothers and sisters' adventures that did appear as did her families' love for ice skating on a pond for example.
For millions of people, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the annual viewing of the most beloved TV special in history, A Charlie Brown Christmas. BUT did you know that CBS hated it?! To the surprise of CBS, the premiere of A Charlie Brown Christmas was the second-highest rated program of the week and won an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Children’s Program,” and a Peabody Award for excellence in programming. CBS then ordered four more specials.
This December, marks 50 years! Its unforgettable moments are as familiar to us as our own family traditions: Charlie Brown choosing his pathetic Christmas tree, Linus explaining “the true meaning of Christmas,” the kids dancing to the irresistible tune of Vince Guaraldi’s “Linus and Lucy.”
I love that this classic bridges generations. My mom watched it, I watched it and I look forward to introducing it to my boys this year. They have already seen some of the characters from the Junk Food Clothing I dress them in and I just gave them this Snoopy plush, which they keep hugging lovingly. You can win this soft adorable plush too via the giveaway below!