Saturday, December 17, 2022



While we lament the fact that the network holiday streak for A Charlie Brown Christmas may be over
(see THE ANSWERS BOX below for more details), can you match the Narrating Host to their classic Rankin-Bass holiday special?
Note: Since not every narrator was actually a character within the story, some of them either appeared as "themselves" or did not actually appear on screen at all.

a. Fred Astaire
b. Shirley Booth
c. Jimmy Durante
d. Greer Garson
e. George Gobel
f. Andy Griffith
g. Buddy Hackett
h. Burl Ives
i. Roger Miller
j. Red Skelton
k. Jonathan Winters

01. Frosty The Snowman⛄ (1969)
02. Frosty Returns (1992)
03. Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976)
04. The Little Drummer🥁 Boy (1968)
05. Jack Frost (1979)
06. Nestor, the Long Earred Christmas Donkey (1977)
07. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer🦌 (1964)
08. Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976)
09. Santa Claus🎅 Is Coming To Town (1970)
10. Twas The Night Before Christmas (1974)
11. The Year Without A Santa Claus (1974)

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX🎁 and discover the results from the December 10, 2022 Puzzle Corner.

Sadly, unless PBS or some other network manages to strike a deal, Apple TV’s exclusive rights to A Charlie Brown Christmas ends that beloved special’s network holiday airing streak at 1965-2021.
What other holiday specials have aired annually since their debuts?
Frosty the Snowman⛄ since 1969, the Chuck Jones animated version of Doctor Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas since 1966 and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer🦌 since 1964 are the remaining three who have aired continuously every holiday season since their debuts. All have already aired at least once this season to continue their streaks.

Get ready! We ask the question, but the answer is just a number.
Out of all the suggestions CBS, the original airing network made, how many did the creative team behind A Charlie Brown Christmas actually use?
Only ONE. They added lyrics to the tune ♫Christmas Time Is Near♫ but still used actual children’s voices throughout the special, as well as keeping the jazz score by the Vince Guaraldi Trio. Two things CBS wanted done differently.

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