Celebrating 50 Years of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

October marks the start of my favorite time of year. The temperature cools down (and YES we have had the best fall breeze these past couple mornings in Florida), the festive movie watching begins, and let’s face it, a lot of eating’s happening between Halloween celebrations + candy (and before we know it, Thanksgiving and Christmas)!

But this October is extra special because it marks a HUGE milestone in the history of Peanuts. The 50th anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Hard to believe that Linus has been waiting around for the Great Pumpkin for 50 years, huh?!


The Giveaway

I’m really excited to team up with Peanuts this month to give away a set of goodies in honor of Halloween and the beloved TV special’s 50th anniversary!

One lucky winner will get a Linus and Snoopy salt and pepper shaker set from Hallmark, an It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown coloring set (with 10 colored pencils and 46 illustrated cards to color), AND the snuggliest 55×70 Snoopy “velvetsoft” blanket.

All that’s left for you to do is queue up the special, and pick up some snacks. Then you’re good to go for the perfect fall night in! I know I can’t wait to have a Halloween movie marathon this month!

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

If you don’t own It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown digitally, be sure to set your DVRs for next Wednesday, October 19 at 8 p.m. EST (and PST) on ABC!

Do you have an annual Halloween tradition? What’s your favorite movie to watch this time of year?

I received these items as a Peanuts Ambassador. All opinions are my own.


  1. October 13, 2016 / 7:51 AM

    I can’t wait to watch with my husband and 2-year-old! It’s such a cute movie. I also love Hocus Pocus and visiting a pumpkin patch.

    • October 25, 2016 / 9:32 PM

      I hope they enjoy it! Hocus Pocus and the pumpkin patch are my favorites too :)

  2. Candy Kage
    October 13, 2016 / 8:17 AM

    I have a little brother (50) who would love those pj’s. He is still of fan of the great pumpkin.

    • October 25, 2016 / 9:32 PM

      The Great Pumpkin is timeless!

  3. Sarah Jean
    October 13, 2016 / 9:08 AM

    What a cute giveaway!! My husband loves the Great Pumpkin lol

    • October 26, 2016 / 10:20 PM

      Thank you! It’s such a great special, I love all of the Peanuts things!

  4. October 13, 2016 / 9:55 AM

    Is there a way to cheat and enter 5 billion times!?!?!?!?!?! JK, but oh my gosh I wanna win so bad. I am kind of obsessed with The Great Pumpkin. My family didn’t celebrate Halloween growing up and the only thing we did was watch The Great Pumpkin. LOVE IT!

    • October 26, 2016 / 7:47 AM

      Haha, so glad to hear that. What a great tradition!

  5. October 13, 2016 / 10:02 AM

    oh my goodness that blanket is ADORABLE!!!

    I LOVE watching the halloween peanuts special (oh lets be real, I just love Charlie Brown anything) I can’t believe it’s been 50 years that’s incredible.

    Even if I don’t win I think I know someone who needs this blanket…

    Laura @ http://www.cookwineandthinker.com

    • October 26, 2016 / 10:21 PM

      Isn’t it?! It’s SO cozy too! You’re so right about the Peanuts specials – they’re all great! I can’t wait for the Christmas one just around the corner :)

  6. October 13, 2016 / 10:18 AM

    I love The Great Pumpkin, and let’s be real, ANY Charlie Brown movie! What a fun giveaway!

    • October 26, 2016 / 7:54 AM

      Thanks, Lecy! I totally agree :)

  7. Emily Bendler
    October 13, 2016 / 10:23 AM

    This is so cute. We just introduced this movie to my 3 year old!
    We love creating family costumes each Halloween and this year my son picked the theme. We also love to watch Nightmare Before Christmas!

    • October 26, 2016 / 10:21 PM

      Aww yay! Do the kids like it? What are you guys going as for Halloween this year? I love the idea of family costumes!

  8. Abbey Phipps
    October 13, 2016 / 11:22 AM

    I don’t really love Halloween, but I LOVE dressing up! I worked as a teacher for 2 years, and homecoming week and Halloween were the highlights of my year! ;) I really love watching The Great Pumpkin at Halloween! :)

    • October 26, 2016 / 7:54 AM

      How fun! What were some of your favorite costumes? I’m a big fan of the Halloween-time movies. The Great Pumpkin is such a classic!

      • Abbey Phipps
        October 26, 2016 / 10:55 AM

        It wasn’t for Halloween, but during homecoming we had “Throwback Thursday” and I dressed up as a dinosaur! Ha! I thought it was hilarious. My high schoolers didn’t agree but they’re mostly party poopers anyway. ;)

  9. October 13, 2016 / 11:42 AM

    I love this season and weather as well! I call it Fall Time Fabulous! My favorite movie is Hocus Pocus! It’s just something about those witches and that talking cat!

    • October 26, 2016 / 7:53 AM

      It really is! That’s one of my favorites too – rumor has it they’re working on a sequel!

  10. October 13, 2016 / 1:19 PM

    50 year! Wow, that is crazy! I loved this movie as a kid, we watched it every year I swear! Always a family tradition!

    • October 26, 2016 / 7:48 AM

      So great to hear, Christy! It’s one of my favorite things to watch this time of year too!

  11. Elizabeth Johnson
    October 13, 2016 / 2:00 PM

    We watch this movie and carve pumpkins! It’s a total mess and so much fun. Last year my daughter was just over a year and we took all her clothes off, so she was just in a diaper, and she had pumpkin guts all over her. It was hilarious!

    • October 26, 2016 / 10:23 PM

      Haha, that sounds like such a fun tradition! Pumpkin carving is no joke when it comes to mess :)

  12. Courtney Patterson
    October 13, 2016 / 3:14 PM

    We watch this movie every year. It’s one of the best traditions we’ve kept since my daughter was born. Super fun giveaway!

    • October 26, 2016 / 10:22 PM

      It definitely is a great tradition! Love that it’s one you started with your family!

  13. October 13, 2016 / 6:02 PM

    I always loved watching this growing up. I can’t wait to pass the tradition down when I have kids!

    • October 26, 2016 / 7:44 AM

      Yay! Love to hear that :)

  14. Emilee W.
    October 13, 2016 / 9:46 PM

    What a fun giveaway! It’s a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is the best!

    • October 26, 2016 / 10:23 PM

      Thanks, Emilee! I agree!

  15. Amy Cooley
    October 13, 2016 / 10:27 PM

    Our family loves watching the Great Pumpkin cartoon. We will probably stay home this year since my boys are getting older.

    • October 26, 2016 / 10:24 PM

      So glad to hear that! I hope you get some trick or treaters – it seems like there aren’t as many out there nowadays!

  16. October 14, 2016 / 10:48 AM

    This is so nice!! I can’t believe it’s been 50 years! I love CB.

    Corsica | kissesfromcarolina.com

    • October 26, 2016 / 10:24 PM

      Thank you! I can’t believe it’s been 50 years either – it’s such a timeless classic!

  17. October 14, 2016 / 12:03 PM

    Aww I love that movie!! Such a fun classic. I can’t believe it’s 50 years old!

    • October 26, 2016 / 10:28 PM

      Isn’t it?! I can’t believe it’s been so long either!

  18. Justine Y
    October 14, 2016 / 4:46 PM

    We love Peanuts and we love It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!! But wow, 50 years?!

    • October 26, 2016 / 10:29 PM

      Same! And I know.. I can’t believe it either! Time’s flying!

  19. Robert Stukowski
    October 15, 2016 / 12:32 AM

    I love Peanuts. The Great Pumpkin was always a fun tradition. 50 years is a long time, and I hope we will be watching it for at least 50 years more.

    • October 26, 2016 / 10:26 PM

      I really hope so too (and think we will)! Peanuts is the best!

  20. October 15, 2016 / 12:48 AM

    My mom’s favorite :) so cute

    • October 25, 2016 / 11:34 PM

      It’s such a classic!

  21. October 15, 2016 / 12:44 PM

    We love this! Family tradition. Always seems to be the official end to harvest before all the holidays are on tv!

    • October 26, 2016 / 10:30 PM

      So glad to hear it! This one really does kick off all of the best TV specials and movies for the rest of the year!

  22. Stephanie Scales Campbell
    October 15, 2016 / 10:31 PM

    My family tradition is to take the kids to fall festivals in the area and decorate for halloween.The Great Pumpkin has always been my favorite!

    • October 26, 2016 / 10:31 PM

      That sounds like a blast! I love going to fall festivals too!

  23. Carmody
    October 16, 2016 / 8:42 AM

    My family tradition is my daddy puts up awesome Halloween decor and the whole family goes trick-or-treating!! Sometimes we go to Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween at Disney!!

    • October 26, 2016 / 10:31 PM

      That sounds like the best tradition :)

  24. Julie Waldron
    October 17, 2016 / 10:07 AM

    Our tradition is going to my Mom’s church to help pass out candy. We like It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

    • October 26, 2016 / 10:32 PM

      How nice! Do you get a lot of trick-or-treaters? It seems like there aren’t as many kids out these days!

      • Julie Waldron
        October 27, 2016 / 9:33 AM

        Yes, we almost always run out of candy.

  25. October 17, 2016 / 4:12 PM

    I love watching old movies like What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Thanks for the giveaway! – HilLesha

    • October 25, 2016 / 11:34 PM

      I love old movies too! I don’t think I’ve seen that one though, I’ll have to check it out!

  26. Laurajj
    October 17, 2016 / 8:28 PM

    Oh our favorite is Its The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown! Our little one actually wants to watch this all year round! He just loves it! For traditions, we always get a pumpkin shaped pizza on Halloween Night!

    • October 26, 2016 / 10:20 PM

      What an awesome tradition! I had no idea pizza places did that. And so great that your little one loves it so much!

  27. Crystal McCord
    October 18, 2016 / 11:34 AM

    We love watching The great pumpkin.

    • October 26, 2016 / 10:19 PM

      Love to hear that, it’s such a classic!

  28. Cami Valenzuela
    October 18, 2016 / 9:17 PM

    I lovw hocus pocus and our traditional is going to the pumpkin patch and baking the seeds

    • October 26, 2016 / 10:19 PM

      Such fun traditions! Baking pumpkin seeds is the best!

  29. Amy Heffernan
    October 19, 2016 / 6:03 PM

    We always like to enjoy a traditional halloween movie like Snoopys!

  30. Christine Murray
    October 19, 2016 / 6:09 PM

    Hocus Pocus

    • October 25, 2016 / 11:34 PM

      One of my favorites too!

  31. michelle tremblett
    October 23, 2016 / 9:49 AM

    we love the great pumpkin as well as Hocus pocus, such great movies ! We usually take the kids out around six and back home for 8 to hand out treats, my kids love handing out the candy

    • October 29, 2016 / 8:40 PM

      That sounds like so much fun! This time of year is the best!

  32. October 27, 2016 / 8:19 AM

    Have you already announced a winner?

    • October 29, 2016 / 8:39 PM

      I have. Stay tuned.. I should have another fun Peanuts giveaway coming up as we get closer to Christmas :)