Thursday, October 20, 2011

countdown to halloween: the peanuts book of pumpkin carols (1)

The Peanuts Book of Pumpkin Carols - 
Cover

While recently cleaning around my desk, I found a booklet that fits the season: a collection of Halloween carols courtesy of the Peanuts gang. Published by Hallmark, possibly in the late 1960s, it provides a perfect accompaniment to your annual viewing of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. While the booklet may not make you sing "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" like the special does...



...it offers a pumpkin-laced spin on a variety of Christmas carols and songs. The fear of diehard believers in the Great Pumpkin like Linus that Halloween was becoming a "forgotten holiday" proved groundless, though the universe still doesn't resound with pumpkin carols.

The Twelve Days of Halloween

Based on the picture, it's day 12 of Sally showering her "sweet babboo" with holiday gifts. It's possible that these aren't really bats, but members of Woodstock's Beagle Scout troop costumed by Ms. Brown. Out of all of the carols in the booklet, this one is the most likely candidate for an elementary school teacher stumbling upon it and deciding it would be an adorable choice for the class Halloween skit.

To be continued...

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