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TV Dinners: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

As a child, one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving — besides the turkey, pie, and Macy's parade — was the annual viewing of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. I love the way that Snoopy and the gang had their own Thanksgiving without adults. Even though Peppermint Patty freaks out over the lack of turkey and pumpkin pie, I always thought it looked like a lot of fun. What child wouldn't want a a smorgasbord of treats — two pieces of buttered toast, pretzel sticks, popcorn, and jelly beans — while sitting around ping-pong table? Looking back on it now, I see part of the message is that it doesn't matter what you're eating, as long as it was made with love. So despite how your feast turns out — be it fantastic or forgettable — remember to take a deep breath and enjoy the day.

To see a clip of Snoopy and the gang prepping for their Thanksgiving feast,


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Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 6 years
That is one of my favorites, and I have been watching it much longer than the rest of you...LOL ;) It reminds me of the "Snoopy Thanksgiving" some friends and I had at college...we couldn't leave campus for many reasons and/or home was too far away, so each of us brought whatever we had in our dorm rooms. We enjoyed among other things fruitcake, chocolate chip cookies, deviled eggs, oh and a brown rice casserole. Strange menu but a very sweet memory. :)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
michichan michichan 8 years
Any of you ever been to that museum?
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
mamaseacat I wish I could go there!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Oh Charlie, these movies make me feel so festive.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I love this movie!
michichan michichan 8 years
It's such a classic.
runnergeek runnergeek 8 years
ohh_britney ohh_britney 8 years
I've never seen it.. super cute.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
I have never seen this!!!!
michichan michichan 8 years
So happy you put this up
k-huffman k-huffman 8 years
Still one of my favorites at nineteen years old! It wouldn't be the holidays without Charlie Brown and Snoopy.
mollywog mollywog 8 years
Love it! Many many happy memories of watching various Charlie Brown specials at the holidays!
mamaseacat mamaseacat 8 years
I actually just told my daughter about the "Great Pumpkin" who gives us presents on Halloween. And she left all her candy out for the Great Pumpkin in exchange for a present. There's a Charles Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa. Downtown Santa Rosa has a bunch of Peanuts statues on the streets. It's really cute.
designergirl designergirl 8 years
I always hated Peanuts. It was just too depressing/dull.
Rachel419 Rachel419 8 years
Awww I love this movie! Its a tradition to watch this every Thanksgiving, and the Christmas one at Christmas time!
Leopardcc Leopardcc 8 years
Ok when Snoopy fights that lawn chair I laugh my butt off! I still watch this every year! I love my Peanuts!
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 8 years
I just watched this yesterday!!! I love Peanuts and Snoopy! haha (Yes I watched it alone, Yes I'm 21 and No, I don't care) :rotfl: :P
fragiletearz fragiletearz 8 years
One of my childhood favorites. I'll have to see if I can find it on Youtube for my lil girl..She would love it.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
Awww! The Peanuts T.V. specials bring back a lot of memories!!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 8 years
I just pulled it up on YouTube for my son yesterday. He thought it was great. :)
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