Grand Rapids Public Museum features Charlie Brown Christmas exhibit

Our Angela Cunningham tells us about an exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum honoring one of the most iconic holiday cartoons in history.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Christmas is just three weeks away!

The holidays wouldn't be the same without The Peanuts gang. ABC is airing, the EMMY award winning, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1.

Those who want a more personal experience may want to go the Grand Rapids Public Museum and check out one of its latest exhibits.

"The Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown" exhibition will put 50-plus years of tradition right here at their fingertips. The exhibit celebrates the holiday season while offering visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the animated classic.

It includes 50 Peanuts daily and Sunday comic strips, more than 50 vintage Peanuts-themed seasonal novelties, and a video featuring Charles Schulz, producer Lee Mendelson and animator/director Bill Melendez that details the sometimes magical and often madcap making of A Charlie Brown Christmas.

The exhibit also includes several interactive pieces, including a Santa letter writing station and a photo opportunity for the entire family.

The exhibit opened just over a month ago, but Kate Moore, vice president of marketing and public relations expects more people to visit during the holiday season.

"It will allow kids and parents alike to get into the holiday spirit," she said.

"The Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown" runs through Jan. 29, and is included with the cost of admission and free to museum members.

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