Theatre Schedule

December 2014 • 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;” andMerry Christmas from Charlie Brown.”
(originally aired December 8, 2002 ● 30 minutes)

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10:45 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)

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11:15 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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11:45 am • 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)

12:30 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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1:15 pm • A Charlie Brown Christmas followed by A Christmas Miracle: 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)

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2:00 pm • TV Land Legends: 60 Minutes Interview

Extended version of Schulz’s 60 Minutes interview with Steve Kroft from October 31, 1999, in which he celebrates the 50th anniversary of his comic strip, Peanuts. Among the topics they discuss is why Charlie Brown has never kicked the football and Snoopy’s evolution into a beagle who can do anything from being a flying ace to playing baseball. Also, Schulz recalls proposing marriage to a red-haired girl named Donna Johnson.
(originally aired October 19, 2003 ● 30 minutes)

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2:30 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)

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3:15 pm • A Boy Named Charlie Brown

Produced and directed by Lee Mendelson, this 1963 documentary about Charles Schulz shows him working in his studio, talking about his creative process and the popularity of the newly-released book, Happiness is a Warm Puppy, and attending “Charlie Brown Day” at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
(created in 1963 ● 30 minutes)

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3:45 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)

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)