On December 9, 1965, CBS first aired the holiday classic A Charlie Brown Christmas, featuring the Peanuts gang, a jazzy soundtrack, and a reminder of the true origins of Christmas.
To commemorate the TV special’s 50th anniversary, the U.S. Postal Service has released a series of 10 new stamps, designed by art director Antonio Alcala, each featuring a frame from the program. A few scenes include Charlie Brown checking his mailbox for a Christmas card, Snoopy ice skating with children, and the entire gang standing in front of a decorated Christmas tree.
The stamps were released in October, but a special unveiling will take place on Tuesday, December 1, at the Boston Children’s Museum. Mike Powers, the Postal Service’s district manager for Greater Boston, will join museum president Carole Charnow to invite children to design their own giant stamp and have their photos taken inside a replica of Lucy’s psychiatric help booth, a running gag from Peanuts.
The event will begin at 11 a.m.
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