Thursday, December 11, 2014

Peanuts Holiday Gift Buying Musts!!!!



THE PEANUTS GANG: BOOK ‘EM THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
IN CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS ON TV FOR A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS


Hard as it is to believe, but this year marks the 50th annual airing of A Charlie Brown Christmas!
To celebrate the occasion, ABC will air the special twice: Tuesday, December 2 at 8:30PM ET/PT and Tuesday, December 16 at 8:00PM ET/PT.  


Here are some AMAZING Peanuts gifts!!!

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A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: THE MAKING OF A TRADITION
This lushly illustrated tribute to the television classic takes readers behind-the-scenes of the Peanuts holiday special. Including the script of A Charlie Brown Christmas, more than 200 full-color pieces of original animation art, Vince Guaraldi’s original score, and a look at the making of feature from producer Lee Mendelson and original animator, the late Bill Melendez, fans of Charles M. Schulz, the Peanuts gang, and A Charlie Brown Christmas will treasure this beautiful keepsake volume for years to come. Available at amazon.com and major book stores nationwide for $19.99.
My Review:
This is a treasure of treasures! I have LOVED A Charlie Brown Christmas since I first saw it at two years old! To have a book that chronicles the making of the show with storyboards, the original drawings, the whole show laid out, well I was blown away. There is so much awesome packed in this book that every time to you look or read you will see more and more fun stuff. It is one of my all time favorite books EVER. I think it is a must for any Peanuts fan. 5 stars
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BE JOYFUL BOOK

This charming little book filled with Peanuts inspirational wisdom is the perfect stocking stuffer! The book highlights the simple joys of friends, life and goodwill through a collection of heart-warming quotes and illustrations from the Peanuts classic comics.  Available at amazon.com or wherever books are sold for $7.95.
My Review:
A cute pocket sized books with quotes from the Peanuts characters. What a cute book to keep by the nightstand and read before bed. Who doesn't love the famous quotes from the zany characters we have gorwn up with. What a great book! I love it so much! 5 stars
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PEANUTS: A SCANIMATION BOOK BY RUFUS BUTLER SEDER
Charlie Brown and the football, Snoopy’s happy dance, Schroeder at his toy piano—cherished characters and iconic moments come to life through the magic of Scanimation.  Created by Rufus Butler Seder, an inventor, artist, and filmmaker fascinated by antique optical toys, Scanimation is a state-of-the-art six-phase animation process that combines the “persistence of vision” principle with a striped acetate overlay to give the illusion of movement. It harkens back to the old magical days of the kinetoscope, and the effect is astonishing, like a video without a screen.  It is Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts—funny and wise and beloved, forever a part of our lives—like you’ve never seen before. Available for $14.95 at workman.com, amazon.com, Powell’s Books, Barnes and Noble, and independent book stores nationwide.
My Review:
This is one of the coolest books I have ever seen! The moving pictures with the quotes make for a perfect gift or keepsake for any Peanuts fan! I have never seen scanimation before and my kids and I went wild for it. They spent so much time watching the pictures move and come alive before their eyes. Such fun...5 stars!
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BEST FRIENDS PLAY-A-SOUND BOOK AND CUDDLY SNOOPY
This play-a-sound book comes with its own adorable mini-Snoopy plush—essentially making it two gifts for the price of one! Aimed at the toddler on your list, the book spotlights the topic of best friends from the Peanuts point-of-view and features three buttons that highlight a different sound from the story when you press them. Available for $11.99 at Toys R Us or wherever books are sold.
My Review:
What is better than a snuggle Snoopy to accompany a book with sounds...really very much! It is such a great gift for a 18+ month old. Any child who has seen the Christmas special or any of the holiday shows or other cartoons will fall in love with this stuffed plush and book. Perfect size to throw in the diaper bag the book and stuffed animal will become a cherish favorite. 5 stars
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The Peanuts gang believes in “growing up without growing old” and that’s the message behind this hilarious book filled with famous celebrity quotes paired with artwork from the classic Peanuts comic strip. Among the celebrities quoted are George Burns, Mae West, Audrey Hepburn, and of course, Charles M. Schulz himself! Perfect for anyone on your list celebrating a birthday in December and beyond. Available at Target or wherever books are sold for $9.66.
My Review:
Such a great gift idea for any one having a birthday...filled with witty, funny and cute quotes about getting older will please anyone!  
So example:
'Birthday are good for you. Statistics show that the people that who have the most live the longest."
-Larry Lorenzoni
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CLASSIC PEANUTS PAINT-BY-NUMBER KIT

For the budding artist, The Classic Peanuts Paint-by-Number Kit provides everything you need to make five paintings of iconic Peanuts moments.  From a group shot of Charlie Brown and the gang to Snoopy as Joe Cool, bring the charm and nostalgia of the classic comic to the canvas. Inside the box, you’ll find five paint-by-number canvases and stands, 10 acrylic paints, paintbrush, and a book exploring the comic’s great moments. Available for $15.25 at Barnes and Noble or wherever books are sold.

My Review:
My boys went nuts for this Peanuts paint by numbers set! They think that is the coolest thing they ever saw. They have had coloring books, but never paint by numbers. I can remember doing them when I was little and as excited for the me to share in the fun of a white sheet becoming a beautiful finished product! I loved that the pictures were on very thick cardboard canvases (5 total) so that it would not get soggy and ruined when they were done. Plus there were a few other cool bonuses like 5 stands and an illustrated book as well as 10 paints and paint brush. What a great gift for art loving kids! 5 stars

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OPI Peanuts Collection (Pick Your Color) (OPI Peanuts Mini Collection)
My Review:
I cannot wait to do my nails up Peanuts style! What a great idea! I just love nail polish and now to have Peanuts colors with nail art decals, well that is just too much fun! Small 3.75 mL bottles make it perfect to keep in your purse for touch ups! 5 stars
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My Review:
An adorable notepad to jot down your thoughts, to write Christmas lists or anything else you can think of!   Magnetic closure in a perfect sized notepad.  5 stars

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