Fantagraphics brings classic Christmas stories back in print

Peanuts, Donald Duck fans may find holiday favorites in reprints
by Matthew Price Published: December 21, 2012

Another comics Christmas item from Fantagraphics features the characters from “Peanuts” in original stories created by Charles M. Schulz.

In 1963, “Charlie Brown's Christmas Stocking” contained 15 vignettes from the Peanuts cast, with a joke or reflection about the season. The stories were originally created as a supplement for Good Housekeeping Magazine.

The second tale, “A Christmas Story,” was created in 1968 for Woman's Day. In this story, Lucy and Linus explain the meaning of Christmas to Snoopy.

Schulz's has long been associated with Christmas, since “A Charlie Brown Christmas” first aired in 1965. These stories, from the same era, represent similar charm.

According to the Charles M. Schulz Museum (www.schulzmuseum.org), the Peanuts comic strip was syndicated in over 2,600 newspapers worldwide at the time of Schulz's retirement announcement in December 1999.

Schulz and Barks both died in 2000.

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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