Charlie Browns Christmas Miracle
Discover the inspiring, unknown, against-all-odds story of how the classic animated holiday special A Charlie Brown Christmas almost never made it on to television.
Professor and cultural historian Michael Keane reveals much in this nostalgia-inducing book packed with original research and interviews. Keane compellingly shows that the ultimate broadcast of the Christmas special–given its incredibly tight five-month production schedule and the decidedly unfavorable reception it received by the skeptical network executives who first screened it–was nothing short of a miracle. Keane explains why the show, despite its technical shortcomings, has become an uplifting and enduring triumph embraced by millions of families every Christmas season, even more than fifty years after its premiere.
This gripping and joyful behind-the-scenes story of how the creators of A Charlie Brown Christmas struggled to bring the program to life will also help readers (and loyal fans) understand how America’s favorite Christmas special changed our popular culture forever. Keane masterfully weaves the momentous events of 1965 (the turbulent year of the program’s production) into his story, providing critical context for a profound new understanding of the program’s famous climactic scene, Linus’s spot-lit soliloquy answering the question repeatedly posed by Charlie Brown–“Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?”
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SKU (ISBN): 9781546004905
Binding: Cloth Text
Published: October 2023
Publisher: Center Street/Hachette Book Group
Christmas Angel (Blu-ray)$16.99Add to cart
Every year, Olivia Mead and her classmates present their list of impossible Christmas wishes. But this time, something unusual happens—their dreams start coming true! Will Olivia’s desire to have someone she can call “Dad” also become reality? And is the reclusive old woman living in an abandoned house actually an angel who’s behind it all? Dove approved.
My Very First Christmas Story Sticker Book$4.99Add to cart
A story book to complete with matching stickers
Alex Ayliffe’s bright, colourful characters feature as stickers in this story and activity book. The book contains a retelling of the nativity story, with spaces left for children to fill with the appropriate sticker to complete the story. Accompanying the retelling are extra activities about what can be found on the page – counting, naming, identifying – for which extra stickers are supplied. The stickers come on a double page spread in the centre of the book, and are grouped and numbered according to activity to make it easy to select the right sticker to complete the task.