Monday, November 23, 2020

CD Giveaway: A Charlie Brown Christmas Original Soundtrack with Giveaway

The other day, I thought it would be great to play the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving movie on YouTube but it turned out to be only clips. I was soooooooooooooooo disappointed. A Peanuts lover from way back, the holiday shows, music and themes have always made me happy. They are after all, an integral part of my childhood, and my children's too. Every season had us camped in front of the TV screen to watch the shows (and later the DVD player), and dancing to the sounds on the stereo (later iPod, then streaming). Now I have a CD on order, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" featuring the famous Peanuts characters-Original Soundtrack by Vince Guaraldi, and I couldn't be more excited for its arrival. As soon as it arrives, I'm going to pop it into the CD player in the car and we'll be rolling to classic holiday favorites in no time.


As part of the anniversary celebration, Craft Recordings also presents a one-time vinyl pressing of A Charlie Brown Christmas featuring a bonus “dancing” lenticular print of the original 1965 album cover with Schulz’s iconic illustration. The LP has been pressed on a range of colors and picture discs for participating retailers.

The soundtrack album, featuring music from the 1965 animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas, includes timeless classics such as “Christmas Time Is Here,” “O Tannenbaum,” and “Linus and Lucy.” The certified 4x Platinum soundtrack album remains the second best-selling jazz title in history, and the animated show continues to be a signature television special every holiday season.

A native of San Francisco, Vince Guaraldi became one of America’s most successful jazz artists of the 20th century. Though Guaraldi’s legacy is most famously tied to his association with Peanuts, he was already an established, GRAMMY® Award-winning artist by the time that producer Lee Mendelson tapped him to score the first of many animated specials based on the comic strip by Charles Schulz. In a 2003 interview, excerpted from the biography Vince Guaraldi at the Piano (Derrick Bang; McFarland Books), Mendelson declared, “There was no doubt in my mind that if we hadn’t had that Guaraldi score, we wouldn’t have had the franchise we later enjoyed.”

The 70th Anniversary of Peanuts vinyl releases are highly collectible; LPs released earlier this year are already sold out. To learn more about these and other releases from Craft Recordings: 

https://craftrecordings.com/collections/peanuts-music.


Celebrating 70 years of Schulz's beloved characters, this soundtrack is a wonderful way to remind readers of their childhood too and envelope them in the comforting sounds of Christmas 2020 The year was challenging. I think the holidays are a wonderful opportunity to end it on a high note.



YouTube Updates each week throughout the holiday season:

Each week this season, new holiday animated videos featuring the classic songs will be posted on the Vince Guaraldi YouTube channel. These are a great way to relax and easily get you into the holiday spirit.


Want more? The “Peanuts 70th Anniversary Playlist” is available across music streaming service, featuring 70 favorite songs from various television specials and compilations. You can find those various music lists here (and they include Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc.):  https://found.ee/cb70-playlist-j

THERE'S A GIVEAWAY!

One lucky winner gets a copy to call their own (CD version only).
US entrants only. Ends 12/07/20



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39 comments:

  1. How cool! I'll have to enter. I've always loved this soundtrack. It gets you into the holiday spirit.

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  2. A happy and healthy Thanksgiving to you and to your family.

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  3. I remember watching a Charlie Brown Christmas every year when I was growing up. It was the first sign that Christmas was near!

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  4. The Charlie Brown specials are on the list! Intelligence and common sense reigns.

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  5. Would love to win this! I love Christmas!

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  6. I love this so much! The Peanuts have been such a big part of the holidays for me since I was a little kid. This is great.

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  7. There is no doubt the music was an integral part of those iconic shows and sometimes gets lost. I would love to have all those classic songs.

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  8. We love watching and listening to Peanuts during the holidays! So cool there is a vinal record of the Christmas soundtrack.

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  9. I need a record player and bring back the memories of my childhood, that would be a great addition to the holidays

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  10. This is one of my all-time favorite Christmas movies. We watch it every single year!

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  11. 70 years wow! Didn't realize it had been so long! Such a classic, great giveaway - good luck, all!

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  12. Awesome! What a classic! I love that vinals are making a comeback too! They just opened a record store near me!

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  13. This is such a cool giveaway! These songs are a classic, anyone would be lucky to win this prize.

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  14. So glad to know about this.I can't wait to hear it.

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  15. OMG, what a great giveaway. I love Charlie Brown, a true classic for the holidays.

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  16. This would make a fabulous gift for one of my best friends. She puts up a Charlie Brown tree every Christmas!

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  17. Hi Rosie - Charlie Brown is a stayer ... I've loved the cartoons and clips - 70 years is good going ... he sustained me with a few laughs when I lived in South Africa after I'd just arrived ... what a fun present to find for others. Take care - and Happy Thanksgiving - Hilary

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  18. Thanks so much for hosting this awesome giveaway.

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  19. I love comebacks,great giveaway, lucky is that one who will get it

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  20. Amazing giveaway with my favorite Peanut character, great song included.

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  21. I have always enjoyed watching Charlie Brown Christmas. Looking forward to watching it again soon. -LYNNDEE

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  22. I love this! I actually have this cd. I just recently got it. This is a wonderful giveaway.

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  23. My grandparents had the album and I used to listen to it every year. I would love to share this with my kids and my grandson! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. I love watching these shows with my grandkids just like my own kids.

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  25. I have always liked the music for music for Charlie Brown. It's a bit jazzy.

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  26. I have this CD and love it so much! The world is a better place because of A Charlie Brown Christmas & its music!

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  27. Watching Charlie Brown Christmas was an integral part of our holiday traditions. It would be fun to win the CD.

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  28. Oh wow! This is really great! I love Charlie Brown Christmas! I am so excited for the giveaway!

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  29. Amazing giveaway. Yes I like charlie Brown Chirstmas. It is will great

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  30. Crizel Marie IbarraNovember 25, 2020 at 4:51 AM

    Wow my kids love this to watch.. Now I have a good news to them that they have CD very exciting

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  31. My grandchildren would really love this. Thank you

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  32. That's a very memorable soundtrack.

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  33. Sure brings back memories indeed. Are cd players still a thing though? lol

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    1. Yes! And I'm glad. My iPod, which has 32k songs on it, will not pair with my car. I guess the iPod is too old now and not recognized (gasps at the thought of losing her music). :) BUT it has a little slot for CDs. I've used it once. Now I'll be using it again. :)

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  34. My family loves Charlie Brown!

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  35. I love Charlie Brown! This is such a sweet giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!

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