Easter Fun with The Peanuts Gang + Giveaway

Spring has arrived here in Florida and along with beautiful weather, flowers are blooming, and bright pastel colors are popping up all around. Such a happy time of year!

It’s hard to believe that Easter is only a couple weeks away, but I’m looking forward to all of my family’s fun traditions, including the always-exciting egg hunt!

And with another holiday around the corner, I have an adorable Peanuts giveaway for you guys at the bottom of this post! But first, some fun Peanuts facts that make for fun conversation points!

A Hopping Debut

Did you know that Snoopy first appeared as “the Easter Bunny” in April 1968? In that first strip, Linus was the only one to witness “the Easter Bunny” dancing around the front yard and hiding eggs in the bushes—Lucy was too busy watching television to notice. But it wasn’t until 3 years that Charles Schulz officially gave Snoopy  “the Easter Beagle” name!

During his April 2, 1972 appearance, the Easter Beagle delivers eggs to the members of the Peanuts gang, but discovers his basket is empty when he gets to Charlie Brown. Fortunately, the following year, Charlie Brown does receive an Easter egg—this time from the Easter Beagle’s assistant, Woodstock!

 

Peanuts Easter

Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts, once said in an interview that the Easter Beagle was his favorite of all of Snoopy’s alter egos, which is saying something. Snoopy has so many!

The Easter Beagle made his television debut on April 9, 1974, when CBS first aired It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown. This was the 12th animated special based on the Peanuts comic strip, and the fourth to be associated with a holiday (the others are A Charlie Brown Christmas, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving).

Most of the special concerns Peppermint Patty’s disastrous (and hilarious) attempts to make Easter eggs— she tries roasting them, toasting them, and putting them in a waffle maker before trying to boil them (and making egg soup). And as usual, it’s another Peanuts hit!

Wondering how you can get your holiday fix of Peanuts? It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown will be airing on ABC (date and time to be announced).

Giveaway Time! What Will the Easter Beagle Bring You?*

  • An Easter Beagle porch greeter – the perfect holiday decoration!
  • A DVD of It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown, offering holiday joy all year round
  • Candy! (What Easter basket would be complete without it?) Complete with chocolate Easter eggs and delicious fruit sugar candies

*Giveaway open to U.S. residents

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Tell me, what’s your favorite Easter tradition or memory?

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  • DJohnson

    What a great prize pack! I love the peanuts gang!

  • ashleigh allan

    Great prize!

  • Such a cute pack!

  • Cynthia Gaarder

    so cute my kids would love it

  • How adorable is this?
    Easter is so fun.

    xoxo, Jenny

  • I can’t believe I didn’t know about this movie!! It looks sweet :-) We’ll have to try to catch it this year!

  • Eloise Maoudj-Riley

    I love the Peanuts gang, my kids too! : )

  • It love the Peanuts. Can’t wait to buy my kids the DVD for Easter. Great giveaway!

  • This is the cutest! I love Peanuts – I had no idea there was an Easter movie!

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com

  • Kristin G

    I love doing easter egg hunts! My whole family grew up watching Charlie Brown so we are excited to see the Peanuts movie.

  • megan

    i have a snoopy christmas decoration and i’d love to add an easter one to my collection!

  • rachel jenkins

    Who dosent love snoopy ❤️❤️ Awesome giveaway!!!

  • Laurajj

    Oh so fun to watch the movie each Easter! Our little one would love this! He is so in love with Snoopy! Always makes us laugh! :)

  • Mami2Mommy

    We love the Peanuts and so excited for this movie! The Peanuts always have wonderful movies for the holidays. It would be a great addition to our early morning Easter basket opening with our son!

  • Shakeia Rieux

    My nieces and I love watching the Peanuts movies.I can’t wait to watch the Easter movie with them,they get all excited when it comes to the Peanuts gang.I dye the eggs with my nieces and we have an easter egg hunt

  • beth

    I’d love to win this!

  • Cyndi br

    Peanuts are a great movie to watch with the family

  • Allyson Becker

    You have such a great blog. I love Snoopy and the Peanuts gang.

  • Sandra Meaders

    Loved seeing the comic on the post

  • Lauren

    I haven’t seen this movie yet.

  • Julie Waldron

    My daughters love the Peanuts gang. :)

  • Candy Kage

    Everybody loves the Peanuts Gang. Would be great prize.

  • Kari Jonard

    Oh Peanuts. Easter is so early this year! Have a great one!

  • Kari Guastella

    Peanuts are my favorite!!!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  • Jessica To

    I have always been a fan of Snoopy!

  • I love Snoopy!! Happy Easter.

  • Nancy Loring

    The Easter Beagle was one of my favorite movies growing up. I am glad the the Peanuts are still so popular today.

  • I love Peanuts! I totally still have these Snoopy earrings I got years ago haha.

  • I love the Peanuts! Great giveaway too.

  • Anjerika

    Ah! This is such a fun giveaway! I love Snoopy :)