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November 23rd, 2009

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, 1973

Table of contents for Thanksgiving Videos

  1. Popeye – Pilgrim Popeye (1951)
  2. Jerky Turkey (1945)
  3. A Day of Thanksgiving
  4. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, 1973

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is the tenth prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. It was originally aired on the CBS network in 1973, and won an Emmy Award the following year.

The special opens with Lucy enticing Charlie Brown to kick the football she is holding. Charlie Brown at first refuses, correctly suspecting that Lucy will pull it away as always; but Lucy convinces him that kicking the football is a Thanksgiving tradition, and that being asked to do so is an honor. Charlie Brown decides that Lucy would never pull her trick on a national holiday, and ends up getting deceived and landing flat on his spine once again for the 4th time. His best friend Linus saved the ball.

Charlie Brown and Sally are preparing to go to their grandmother’s place for Thanksgiving dinner when Charlie Brown gets a phone call from Peppermint Patty, who invites herself over to Charlie Brown’s house for the holiday dinner. Two quick subsequent phone calls add Marcie and Franklin to the guest list, and since Charlie Brown cannot get a word in edgewise with Patty, he quickly finds himself in a quandary with no easy solution—at least not until Linus shows up.

Linus suggests to Charlie Brown that he could have two dinners: the first one for Patty and her friends, and then the second one at his grandmother’s home, forcing Charlie Brown to admit that all he knows how to make is “cold cereal and maybe toast.” Regardless, Linus recruits Snoopy and Woodstock to set up a ping-pong table and chairs in the backyard (setting the table has its own problems as Snoopy goes toe-to-toe with an uncooperative, folding deckchair that comes to life and tortures him). Snoopy and Woodstock set the table, then help Charlie Brown and Linus with the food. When the food is readied, Snoopy and a reluctant Woodstock go to Snoopy’s doghouse and dress in Pilgrim clothing. They return to the house with Snoopy holding a musket, which fires unexpectedly and causes Charlie Brown to lose his patience.

The guests arrive, and they all make their way to the backyard for the feast. Linus leads the group in prayer, and Snoopy serves up the food, throwing the plates to each guest Frisbee-style. Each person gets:

  • Two slices of buttered toast,
  • Some pretzel sticks,
  • A handful of popcorn, and
  • A few jelly beans.

At first Patty is shocked, but her shock quickly turns to outrage, and she angrily berates Charlie Brown for the “meal”. Embarrassed and dejected, Charlie Brown timidly leaves the table and goes back into the house. Patty’s tirade continues until Marcie gently reminds her that Charlie Brown did not invite her to dinner; she invited herself—along with Marcie and Franklin. Realizing Marcie is right, Patty comes to her senses and begs Marcie to go and apologize to Charlie Brown on her behalf. Marcie reluctantly does so, but Patty soon follows her and apologizes to Charlie Brown herself.

In the midst of the quasi-feast, Charlie Brown loses track of the time he and Sally are supposed to be at their grandmother’s home for dinner in half an hour. So he calls his grandmother to tell her that they are going to be a little late and to explain the situation—that he has friends over and none of them have eaten yet. But his grandmother suggests that he bring all his friends with him for Thanksgiving dinner; the idea is welcomed with cheers from everyone.

After Charlie Brown and the gang leave, Snoopy and Woodstock go to the doghouse and cook up their own traditional Thanksgiving meal complete with all the trimmings (they pull apart the wishbone, with Woodstock getting the bigger piece). Over the end credits the two friends each devour dessert—a large piece of pumpkin pie—and then sit back with contented smiles as Woodstock pats his full stomach. (Summary courtesy of Wikipedia.)

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Part 1

 A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Part II

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Part III

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Part IV

Operation Letters To Santa

Please visit Operation Letters To Santa for almost 1000 pages of Winter Holiday and Christmas family traditions, recipes, games, crafts, Christmas sheet music, Christmas carols, tales and so much more!

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August 16th, 2009

Garfield’s Halloween Adventure

Garfield has one spooktacular adventure on the Eve of All Saints. He fashions himself a pirate costume then takes Odie out trick-or-treating to ensure extra candy. But when attempting to cross a river on a boat, Garfield and Odie end up at a haunted house. Horror and hilarity ensue.


 Santa Claus

Garfield’s Halloween Adventure

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Part 2

Part 3

Halloween and Any Time Costume Resources

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August 16th, 2009

Bewitched – Halloween Special, 1967

It seems that each year the summer school holiday gets shorter and shorter, doesn’t it? What Santa Claus has noticed over many, many years is that once children are back in school the autumn and winter holidays start approaching very quickly.  The Labor Day holiday is just around the corner and after that it is time to turn your thoughts, imagination, and nimble fingers to creating wonderful Halloween costumes and decorations. Did you know that traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer?

To get you in the mood for the upcoming Autumn holidays we are posting some of our very favorite Halloween cartoons and shorts over the next few days.


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Bewitched Halloween Special, 1967

It is another eventful Halloween on Morning Glory Circle. Despite Darrin’s concern, Samantha reads Tabitha an everyday mortal Halloween bedtime story. Unfortunately, Tabitha materializes three spooks out of the pages of her book.

On Halloween, the magical pranksters follow Tabitha and Samantha out for an evening of trick or treat, with mostly tricks. After Samantha finally realizes what Tabitha has done, she pops all the spooks back to home. The problem is, Gladys’s nephew, Tommy, has traded places with one of them. They end up turning Tommy into a goat, and Tabitha eventually returns the ghouls to their rightful place.

Bewitched – The Safe and Sane Halloween, Part 1 of 3

Bewitched – The Safe and Sane Halloween, Part 2 of 3

Bewitched – The Safe and Sane Halloween, Part 3 of 3

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