Charlie Brown’s Holiday Hits

Vince Guaraldi Trio

Recognizing that the holiday season really begins at Halloween (and, in some quarters, doesn’t end until the Super Bowl), Vince Guaraldi and his record company have wisely assembled the hummable themes from various Charlie Brown TV specials. What we have here is the album’s ability to communicate the playful irony and loopy, lovable characters that people Charles Schultz’s “Peanuts” comic strip every week. Though only one actual Christmas tune is included—“Christmas Time Is Here,” in both the vocal and instrumental versions—kids from ages 1 to 92 will still appreciate the “Great Pumpkin Waltz,” the “Thanksgiving Theme,” oddities such as “Heartburn Waltz” and “Joe Cool,” and, of course, the “Charlie Brown Theme.”

  • Joe Cool
  • Surfin' Snoopy
  • Heartburn Waltz
  • Track Meet
  • Camptown Races
  • Oh, Good Grief
  • Charlie Brown Theme
  • Schroeder
  • Charlie's Blues
  • Great Pumpkin Waltz
  • Thanksgiving Theme
  • Linus And Lucy
  • Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal)
  • Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental)