The animated television classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” is a holiday special that my tween still loves to watch. She declared it “so awesome.” The Halloween special has avoided the label of being “too babyish” that she has attached to other such shows.
Charles M. Schulz wrote the story of Linus van Pelt who believes in the Great Pumpkin, writes him a letter asking for gifts. He forgoes trick or treating with Charlie Brown and company to await the Great Pumpkin’s arrival in the pumpkin patch on Halloween night. No one else believes in the Great Pumpkin, but Charlie Brown’s sister Sally agrees to wait with Linus. They think the Great Pumpkin arrives, but it turns out to be just Snoopy dressed as a World War I flying ace. Spoiler alert: The Great Pumpkin never arrives.
We’re watching it on DVD tonight and in anticipation, here are 12 fun facts and trivia about this fabulous Halloween event.
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