A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition

A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition

by Charles M. Schulz


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Charles M. Schulz's A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition is a lushly illustrated tribute to the beloved television classic that takes readers behind-the-scenes of the Peanuts holiday special that has aired each year since December 1965.

A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition includes the script of the Emmy Award–winning A Charlie Brown Christmas, more than two hundred full-color pieces of original animation art, Vince Guaraldi's original score and publication notes for the songs "Christmas Time Is Here" and "Linus and Lucy," and a look at the making of the feature from producer Lee Mendelson and original animator, the late Bill Melendez.

No holiday season is complete without Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang giving a forgotten tree a little love, reciting the Christmas story, and singing "Silent Night."

Fans of Charles M. Schulz, the Peanuts gang, and A Charlie Brown Christmas will treasure this beautiful keepsake volume for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060198510
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/31/2000
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Charles M. Schulz, the most popular cartoonist in history, published comic strips in 2,600 newspapers worldwide and won several prestigious awards, including the Congressional Medal of Honor. Mr. Schulz died on February 12, 2000, the night before his farewell Peanuts comic strip was published.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas The Making of a Tradition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great tribute to the short film, 'A Charlie Brown Christmas.' It is a tradition, in my family, to watch the short film every year. I was excited when I heard there was going to be a book coming out about it. This book is an excellent tribute to 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'!!!! Highly recommended for someone who has watched the show for countless years, or someone who just discovered the joy Peanuts brings to peoples' lives. I LOVE this book! I will read it every year before the show comes on!!! You have to get this book if you love the show!!!!!
foof2you on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nice story of how this beloved special became a classic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Penned by producer Lee Mendelson and with an introduction by [recently deceased] animator Bill Melendez, this book tells the story of how one of the all-time classic Christmas television specials came to be. Production was a truly 'seat of your pants' affair, and up until the ratings came in, CBS was genuinely afraid they had a dud on their hands. Instead, they got an instant classic that continues to be must-see holiday fare for millions of families today, which through the simplicity and timelessness of its characters and story, remains as relevant today as it was in 1965.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'A charlie Brown Christmas,' one of the great classics of all time. This book brings back so many good childhood memories. All of Charles Schulz's books have good moral values. This story especiallyy hits home for me. It reminds me of the way Christmas's used to be. Whenever I read this story it brings me back to the good ole days of being a kid. I think every family should own a copy of the greatest Christmas story ever written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book brought a big smile on my face, it is a very cute book. This book gives great background on the making of the movie, A Charlie Brown Christmas. I really am very happy to have bought this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Generations of families have gathered together to watch the Charlie Brown Christmas Film. This book shows the behind-the-scenes account of the making of this cherished holiday film. Add this to your collection of Charlie Brown. *****