'A Charlie Brown Christmas' Special Made Unlikely Debut 45 Years Ago
Charles Schulz, known by his friends and family as Sparky, drew his 'Peanuts' comic strip every single day beginning in October of 1950. Once television became popular, kids wrote to Sparky begging him to put Snoopy and the 'Peanuts' kids on TV. For 10 years Sparky wrote back, saying, "Never," his strip would never be on TV. Then Sparky noticed his five children enjoyed watching kids' programs and he became intrigued with the idea that maybe, just maybe, he could tell an interesting, televised story about his 'Peanuts' kids. Read on >>