17 Times 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' Tugged at Our Heartstrings

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It's so hard to believe It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is turning 50, but this year (on October 27 to be exact), the beloved Peanuts Halloween special will be a half-century old! Before Hocus Pocus and all those family spooktacular films we've come to love, I looked forward to watching Linus, his excitement for the Great Pumpkin, and the most festive little kids' Halloween party I've ever seen. Great Pumpkin is a timeless TV special that became a part of my childhood -- and one I still enjoy watching today.


As I look back on this 30-minute movie, I feel like it's hard not to fangirl over my fave Peanuts characters. And while I've probably seen It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown more times than I'd like to count (or admit), I always feel like there's something new I never saw -- or realized -- until I watch it again.

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Here are some of the best moments from It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown that made us laugh, had us shaking our heads, and gave us some pretty good food for thought.


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