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Halloween Countdown, Day 17

Today is a nostalgic day on the countdown. Does anyone else remember The Peanuts Book of Pumpkin Carols? It was an early childhood staple of mine. (You can read all of the original lyrics here.)

The Peanuts Book of Pumpkin Carols - Cover


This was my favorite:

"Shivery Yells" (To the tune of "Silver Bells")
We’re on sidewalks, we’re on porches,
Dressed in costumes to scare.
Through the city we’re ringing the doorbells.
Trick or treating, candy eating,
Gooey stuff in our hair,
But the most fun is shrieking out loud:
Shivery yells, shivery yells,
That’s the Halloween nitty-gritty.
Moan and groan, leave us alone;
Halloween’s just one night a year.

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!


Charlie Brown: Who are you writing to, Linus?
Linus: This is the time of year to write to the Great Pumpkin. On Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin rises out of his pumpkin patch and flies through the air with his bag of toys for all the children!
Charlie Brown: You must be crazy. When are you going to stop believing in something that isn't true?
Linus: When you stop believing in that fellow with a red suit and the white beard who goes, "Ho, ho, ho!"
Charlie Brown: We're obviously separated by denominational differences.
- It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

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eldritchhobbit
Oct. 17th, 2013 04:32 pm (UTC)
Re: We're obviously separated by denominational differences.
Ha! :D

(I love your icon!)
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eldritchhobbit
Oct. 17th, 2013 04:32 pm (UTC)
Yes! The special was a must, definitely. :)
sittingduck1313
Oct. 17th, 2013 02:20 pm (UTC)
Let's not forget The Great Pumpkin reimagined as an H.P. Lovecraft story.

http://www.strangehorizons.com/2004/20041025/pumpkin-f.shtml
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 17th, 2013 04:34 pm (UTC)
::cackles:: Priceless!
litlover12
Oct. 17th, 2013 02:47 pm (UTC)
I've always loved Peanuts, but I never saw that book before! Fun!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 17th, 2013 04:38 pm (UTC)
Yay for Peanuts!

I have vivid memories of my entire Camp Fire club singing these "pumpkin carols" together.
Caffeinated Joe
Oct. 17th, 2013 04:57 pm (UTC)
Never heard of it, but it looks amazing!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 17th, 2013 05:16 pm (UTC)
I have wonderful memories of singing along to it. :D
gilda_elise
Oct. 18th, 2013 10:29 am (UTC)
I'd never heard of the book, but it sounds terrific—as is anything "Peanuts." And I love Charlie Brown's response to Linus's retort about Santa Claus.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 18th, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
You're right: everything Peanuts is terrific!

Ha, I laughed at Charlie Brown's reply, too. ;)
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