Saturday, December 5, 2015

Celebrate 50 Years of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" With Special Edition CDs (Includes Giveaway)

Charlie Brown Christmas Special 50th Anniversary CDs
A Charlie Brown Christmas Special Edition CDs

This year the beloved holiday television special A Charlie Brown Christmas celebrated a milestone - it has been 50 years since it first aired!  The Concord Music Group has produced two collector's edition CD offerings for fans of all ages.

A Charlie Brown Christmas Snoopy Doghouse Edition
  • Features the Remastered Soundtrack Music by the Vince Guaraldi Trio
  • About 45 Minutes of Music on 14 Tracks
  • Includes Bonus Selections Greensleeves, Great Pumpkin Waltz, and Thanksgiving Theme
  • The Current Trending Prices for this CD are Under $10.00
  • Available at Many Retail Locations Including Amazon ($8.86 and Prime Eligible)
  • CD Comes With a Fold Out Snoopy Christmas Doghouse and Cutouts of the Peanuts Gang
  • Cutouts are of Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy, and Linus
Check it out. . .

Here are a couple of images I took of the CD I received for review:

Charlie Brown Christmas Snoopy House CD
You can see the doghouse is easy to assemble, and the Peanuts cutouts have simple stands used to keep them standing upright. Additionally, there is an eighteen page color booklet insert with some history about the music, it's creator, and the Peanuts special.  There are pictures and comics included in this booklet as well.

Tracks Include:
  1. O Tannenbaum
  2. What Child Is This
  3. My Little Drum
  4. Linus and Lucy
  5. Christmas Time is Here (Instrumental)
  6. Christmas Time is Here (Vocal)
  7. Skating
  8. Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
  9. Christmas is Coming
  10. Fur Elise
  11. The Christmas Song
  12. Greensleeves*
  13. Great Pumpkin Waltz*
  14. Thanksgiving Theme*
*Bonus Tracks Not Found on Original LP

This super cute version of a perennial favorite would make a great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer!

50th Anniversary Gift Pack Double CD Edition
  • Available Exclusively at Wal*Mart Stores
  • The First CD is the Original Eleven Track Version of the Soundtrack
  • The Second CD is a Compilation of Peanuts Profiles
  • Comes With a Small Paperback Copy of The Charlie Brown Christmas Book
  • Four Double Sided, Color, Collectible Peanuts Postcards are Also Included
  • Buy Your Copies in Stores or Online at
  • Current Price is $19.98
Here is a photo of what is included:

Charlie Brown Christmas 50th Anniversary CD Gift Pack 02
The postcards have pictures on both sides, so there are a total of eight color images included.  The soundtrack disc has eleven songs from the movie, and the second (red) CD has Peanuts Portraits - the music specially created by Vince Guaraldi for each character.

The Tracks on these CDs are as follows:

Disc One:
  1. O Tennenbaum
  2. What child is this
  3. My Little Drum
  4. Linus and Lucy
  5. Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental)
  6. Christmas Time is Here (Vocal)
  7. Skating
  8. Hark, The Herald Angles Sing
  9. Christmas is Coming
  10. Fur Elise
  11. The Christmas Song
Disc Two:
  1. Linus and Lucy
  2. Sally's Blues
  3. Blue Charlie Brown (Version #2)
  4. Peppermint Patty
  5. Charlie's Blues (Variation)
  6. Joe cool
  7. Frieda (With the naturally Curly Hair) (alternate)
  8. Schroeder
  9. Little Birdie (vocal by Vince Guaraldi)
  10. The Masked Marvel
  11. Linus and Lucy
So by now you are probably ready to get your hands on your own copies of these jazzy and nostalgic releases.  You can do your online shopping right now by following the links I have provided, or you can try your luck at winning a copy.  That's right - I have been given the opportunity to host a giveaway!  One lucky winner will get a copy of the Doghouse edition and another reader will win the double CD gift pack.  (Winners must be US residents aged 18 or older.)  

If you would like to try your luck, use this easy Rafflecopter entry form.  The first name I draw will win the Snoopy Doghouse Edition and the second name drawn will win the 50th Anniversary Gift Pack Edition.

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Good Luck!