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60 Years of Peanuts Countdown


    Can you believe it, it will be 60 years since the first Peanuts strip was published on October 2, 1950. Some of the greatest moments of Peanuts lore comes in the shape of the Halloween special with some of the archetypes explored in the seasonal special. Nothing tops up a Halloween with the classic special.

    Peanuts Celebrating 60 YearsMaybe it’s Linus waiting in the pumpkin patch for the appearance of the Great Pumpkin. Or Charlie Brown looking in his trick-or-treat bag and saying, “I got a rock.” Or Snoopy in his Halloween costume as the World War I Flying Ace. Everyone has a favorite PEANUTS Halloween memory.

    No wonder, since Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy and the gang have been celebrating the holiday for 60 years—ever since Charles Schulz published his first PEANUTS comic strip on October 2, 1950. That’s six decades in which to gather a treasure trove of great memories—which grow even richer when you share them with your friends.

    As a kid, every time I’d read my dad’s strip and see Lucy trying to get Charlie Brown to kick the football, I’d think, “Don’t do it, Charlie Brown!” But he always did it! Sigh!-Craig Schulz