It’s that time of the year. Jim Shore brings the magic of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown to life. When the first airing of the Halloween occurred in 1966, kids across North America felt sorry for sad sack Charlie Brown and sent candies to CBS to give to Charlie Brown.
“Schulz’s ‘Great Pumpkin’ story got its start in his comic strip before finding a permanent place in popular culture on television. According to the book ‘Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography,’ Schulz received a rare complaint letter from a reader asserting that the Great Pumpkin was “sacrilegious.” He wrote a response agreeing with her assessment. He felt that the concept of believing in Santa Claus was just as ridiculous and sacrilegious as the Great Pumpkin and that he was “trying to show this in the Great Pumpkin strips.”