'A Charlie Brown Christmas' stamps will go on sale for the holidays

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It's been 50 years since Linus taught us what Christmas is all about in 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' TV special. Now, the famous holiday classic is being immortalized in U.S. Postal Service stamps. 

"It will be a great joy to see these iconic images when I open my mailbox this holiday season," said Peanuts creator Charles Schulz's widow, Jean Schulz.

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According to Mashable, the stamp collection commemorates not only the special's 50th anniversary but the  65th anniversary of the Peanuts comic strip, which debuted on October 2, 1950.

The colorful stamps will feature some of the most memorable scenes from popular holiday special, including Charlie Brown bringing the sad tree back to the Christmas play, Snoopy's overdecorated doghouse, and Pigpen's dirty snowman.

'A Charlie Brown Christmas' first aired on December 9, 1965 and has been a holiday favorite among the young and young at heart ever since. 

There will be a stamps dedication ceremony on Thursday at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California. Pre-orders are available now. 

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