It’s hard to believe that it was forty-six years ago that “A Charlie Brown Christmas” debuted on Prime Time Television and quickly became a Holiday Classic…it doesn’t feel that old. Now the folks at Loud Crow Interactive have brought the story with all its magic to the iPad.
It is way more than a downloaded video…The “A Charlie Brown Christmas” app features the original music and voices from the television special, plus read-along narration by Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown. The book itself is made up of twenty beautifully rendered pages, each depicting a scene from the show. It is interactive too…you can play Schroeder’s piano, finger paint with the gang, and go carolling with the Peanuts choir. Participate in the Spectacular Super-Colossal Neighborhood Christmas Lights and Display Contest to unlock decorations for your very own Charlie Brown Christmas Tree! With something to discover on every page, this is one interactive Peanuts adventure you won’t want to miss this holiday season!!
The app is designed to emulate a pop-up book, right down to the paper textures used throughout the artwork. There are lots and lots of little treats to find, from mini-games to unexpected things happening when you click on the screen. You even get the dance started by playing the opening bars of “Linus and Lucy.” This wonderful app is not just for kids..I actually enjoyed playing it and so will you, your kids and your grandchildren…check out this video preview.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” is currently on sale for $2.99 (40% off) at the App Store. Also available for Android for $4.99 at the Play Store. It will work on phones but looks much better on a tablet. Download it today, You won’t be sorry the whole family will love it if only for the nostalgia.