Theatre Schedule

December 2016 • Regular Theatre Schedule


Daily screenings listed below – please note that Theatre showings before 11:00 am are on weekends only.
This film schedule is subject to change to accommodate special events. Please call the Museum at (707) 579-4452 to confirm a specific showing on a specific date if viewing one of these films is essential to your Schulz Museum visit.

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10:15 am • Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales

A collection of five Christmas-themed vignettes based directly on storylines from the Peanuts comic strips, each focusing on a specific Peanuts character: “Happy Holidays from Snoopy;” “Yuletide Greetings from Linus;” “Seasons Greetings from Sally;” “Peace on Earth from Lucy;” and “Merry Christmas from Charlie Brown.”
(originally aired December 8, 2002 ● 30 minutes)

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10:45 am • A Charlie Brown Christmas

In this Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Christmas classic, Charlie Brown finds himself depressed by the commercialism of Christmas and his lack of Christmas cards. He takes Lucy’s advice to become the director of the Peanuts Gang’s Christmas pageant, but they don’t take him seriously. Can Charlie Brown, with Linus’ help, find a good Christmas tree…and the true meaning of Christmas?
(originally aired December 9, 1965 ● 30 minutes)

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11:15 pm • You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown

In this Emmy Award-nominated special, Linus runs for student body president with Lucy and Charlie Brown as campaign managers. He takes an early lead in the polls but suffers a set back when he mentions the Great Pumpkin. Will he blow his chances with voters? This special features the first time Snoopy makes an appearance as his “Joe Cool” alter ego.
(originally aired October 29, 1972 ● 30 minutes)

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11:45 am • It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown

In this collection of Christmas-themed vignettes, Charlie Brown tries to raise money to buy Christmas presents; Sally dwells on getting rather than giving; Peppermint Patty worries about her Christmas book report; and the Gang suffers from stage fright before the annual school play.
(originally aired November 27, 1992 ● 30 minutes)

Charles Schulz and Charlie Rose

12:15 pm • The Charlie Rose Show followed by Charlie Brown Clears the Air

In this interview with Charlie Rose, Charles Schulz discusses his personal history, the history of Peanuts, and the strip’s upcoming 50th anniversary (in 2000). Schulz also reveals that his own personality is the inspiration for Charlie Brown.
(originally aired May 9, 1997 • 40 minutes)
Charlie Brown Clears the Airs
is a short animated cartoon about the dangers of air pollution. (originally aired in 1979 • 10 minutes)

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1:00 pm • Charles Schulz: A Charlie Brown Life

Overview of Schulz’s life and career—part of the A&E’s Biography series. With interviews with Schulz’s son and daughter, cartoonists Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse) and Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), coworkers, and even the woman who inspired the Little Red-Haired Girl.
(originally aired December 25, 1995 ● 45 minutes)

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1:45 pm • A Charlie Brown Christmas followed by the Making of A Charlie Brown Christmas

In this Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Christmas classic, Charlie Brown finds himself depressed by the commercialism of Christmas and his lack of Christmas cards. He takes Lucy’s advice to become the director of the Peanuts Gang’s Christmas pageant, but they don’t take him seriously. Can Charlie Brown, with Linus’ help, find a good Christmas tree…and the true meaning of Christmas?
(originally aired December 9, 1965 ● 30 minutes)
A Christmas Miracle: The Making of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” provides a behind-the-scenes look at how Charles Schulz, producer Lee Mendelson, and animator Bill Melendez brought a newspaper comic strip to animated life.
(released in 2008 ● 15 minutes)

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2:30 pm • Why, Charlie Brown, Why?

Charlie Brown and Linus become concerned when their friend, Janice, develops leukemia and has to go to the hospital. This very poignant special discusses the treatment of leukemia and how other children might feel when a friend becomes seriously ill.
(originally aired March 16, 1990 ● 30 minutes)

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3:00 pm • A Charlie Brown Christmas

In this Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Christmas classic, Charlie Brown finds himself depressed by the commercialism of Christmas and his lack of Christmas cards. He takes Lucy’s advice to become the director of the Peanuts Gang’s Christmas pageant, but they don’t take him seriously. Can Charlie Brown, with Linus’ help, find a good Christmas tree…and the true meaning of Christmas?
(originally aired December 9, 1965 ● 30 minutes)

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3:30 pm • I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown

It’s Christmas vacation and Rerun’s big sister, Lucy, is stressing him out, so he turns to his best friend, Snoopy, for amusement and holiday cheer. Snoopy, however, has plans of his own, giving Rerun reason to ask Snoopy to invite his brother Spike for a visit. When Spike shows up, it looks like ReRun will have a dog for Christmas after all…but then the real trouble begins.
(originally aired December 9, 2003 ● 45 minutes)

4:15 pm • The Charlie Rose Show

In this interview with Charlie Rose, Charles Schulz discusses his personal history, the history of Peanuts, and the strip’s upcoming 50th anniversary (in 2000). Schulz also reveals that his own personality is the inspiration for Charlie Brown.
(originally aired May 9, 1997 • 40 minutes)