“A Charlie Brown Christmas” first aired on December 9, 1952 and quickly became a holiday favorite that has lasted throughout the decades. Piling up on the couch and watching it with my family every year is one of my most cherished holiday traditions!
I have a theory that it’s possible to keep that warm, fuzzy feeling that you get from the TV special alive even after the credits roll. Want to have a Charlie Brown Christmas yourself? Follow my 6 simple steps, illustrated by the PEANUTS Christmas decor from The Bradford Exchange, and you’ll be well on your way!
Step 1: Listen (and Dance) to the Music
Any Christmas music will do, but the jazzy tunes by Vince Guaraldi and Lee Mendelson always get my toes tapping! Not only does this tabletop tree play music directly from the Peanuts Christmas special soundtrack, delightful scenes rotate around each level as holiday lights shine!
Pictured: A PEANUTS Christmas Tabletop Tree
Step 2: Surround Yourself with Loved Ones
The holidays are always brighter when it’s shared with friends and family. This illuminated snow globe features the whole PEANUTS gang enjoying a variety of winter activities including skating, sledding and building a snowman!
Pictured: PEANUTS Merry and Bright Snowglobe
Step 3: Reflect on True Meaning of Christmas
Leave it to Linus to beautifully express what’s at the heart of this holiday! This collectible Heirloom Porcelain® music box definitely shares Christmas cheer as “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” plays.
Pictured: A Charlie Brown Christmas Music Box
Step 4: Find the Perfect Christmas Tree
This step is easy. Here it is! Nothing says “A Charlie Brown Christmas” like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree!
Step 5: Wish for Snow
I’m always dreaming of a white Christmas. This sculpture brings the joys of a winter’s day inside, no matter where you live!
Pictured: PEANUTS Let It Snow Sculpture
Step 6: Believe in the Magic of the Season
With the twinkling lights, sparkling snow and merry melodies that fill the air, it’s the perfect time to let your imagination take flight. This illuminated sculpture is sure to enchant any PEANUTS fan as it plays a medley of PEANUTS classics directly from the holiday special!
Pictured: Good Grief, It’s Christmas Sculpture
Those are my 6 ways to share Christmas cheer, Charlie Brown style! I hope you have a wonderful holiday this year and may you find joy in every merry moment! Will you be watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas” this year? Who’s your favorite character? I’d love to connect with you in the comments!
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