It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown – Peanuts Easter Prize-Pack Giveaway! #EasterBeagle
Easter is right around the corner, and that means if you have little ones in your house – the Easter Bunny will be paying you a visit! Of course, Easter is another one of those holidays that gets us all a little nostalgic – and whenever I think of the Easter Bunny, I also think of the Easter Beagle and Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang. Snoopy is practically a member of the family around here – so it wouldn’t be a holiday in our home without a Peanuts theme!
Every spring Snoopy came hopping down the bunny trail (or Beagle trail) with big floppy ears and a basket full of goodies on the holiday special, It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown. And, every year after that it became a family tradition in our house to gather around the television and watch the adorable Easter Beagle. I like to say that we are watching the holiday special for the kids – but I secretly enjoy it just as much as they do!
Before the special began airing on television, Snoopy actually made his debut as the Easter Beagle back in 1968 in Charles Schulz iconic comic strip. The Easter Beagle would make his rounds and hand deliver eggs to the whole gang – sadly he ran out of eggs before he made it to Charlie Brown in the 1972 comic strip. The next year Charlie Brown did receive an egg, Snoopy’s assistant Woodstock hand-delivered it.
And, like the theme in many other Peanuts holiday specials – there was one member of the gang who had witnessed the magical character, and everyone else doubted the Easter Beagle’s existence. In the comic strip, Linus was lucky enough to witness the Easter Beagle, and his pals were cynical. In our family, we’ve never had any doubters. Who would want to question a magical bunny that leaves us baskets full of treats and toys in the middle of the night?
It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown had the whole gang in the holiday special – Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Sally, and Peppermint Patty.
In our house we dye Easter eggs the night before the big magical bunny comes to leave us sweet treats. We usually wind up making a huge mess, and they never turn out as fancy as the pictures of Easter eggs on Pinterest that we try to duplicate, but we are always much more successful than Peppermint Patty. Who could forget Patty’s hilarious attempts at making Easter eggs, and trying to roast them like marshmallows?! And, how cute was Linus when he was sounding the alarm to let the Peanuts gang know that the Easter Beagle was near!
To get the kids excited for Easter, we usually watch It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown the day before, and then we fill their Easter baskets with toys and candy – there are always a few Snoopy themed presents in there too!
In honor of Spring (so long winter!) and Easter this year, we will be giving away a Snoopy Easter prize-pack to one (1) of Tourist Meets Traveler’s lucky readers!
PRIZE: The winner of the giveaway will receive: an Easter Beagle porch greeter, A DVD of It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown, and candy!
RULES: Giveaway is open to US and CANADA, ages 18+ years of age .
The giveaway ends on 03/20/16.
I will notify the winner by e-mail and you have 48-hours to respond or I will have to choose another winner. Good Luck!!
Simply follow the Rafflecopter entry form below for your chance to win. Be sure to return tomorrow to complete the daily entries. It takes a bit of time for the Rafflecoppter to come up, so don’t rush away
Was the Easter Beagle a part of your childhood? Share your fondest memories in the comments below and don’t forget to enter in to the giveaway for the Peanuts Easter Prize-Pack!
Disclosure: I am a Peanuts Brand Ambassador and was provided with gifts as a participant in this promotion. The opinions in this post are 100% mine.