Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!

On Display
Exhibition Type
Limited Time Exhibition
Time Period
1925 to Today
Art & Architecture
Domestic Life
Holiday & Traditions
Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown Exhibition installed in the gallery with small tree with red ornament in foreground
Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!

About the Exhibition: For millions of Americans, it really isn’t Christmas until they have watched A Charlie Brown Christmas at least once! This exhibition examined the making of this animated classic and celebrated the anticipation, joy, and pitfalls of the holiday season through fifty Peanuts daily and Sunday comic strips from the 1950s through the 1990s and over fifty vintage Peanuts-themed seasonal novelties, including ornaments, puzzles, and a 3-D version of the iconic spindly Christmas tree. In addition, visitors were able to see an officially released reproduction of an animation cel from A Charlie Brown Christmas of the Peanuts kids dancing and a documentary video about the making of the Christmas special that provided a special look into Schulz’s creative process. This exhibition featured lots of family fun with activities like the Write a Letter to Santa station and a Make-Your-Own Comic Strip station.

Organized and Toured by
Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California.
Sponsored by
Katherine and Jack Nelson with their grandchildren Emerson, Nora, Timothy, and Reed.