Halloween has become a huge business in the past ten years or so. Billions of dollars are spent on costumes, candy, decorations, and parties, but there was someone who celebrated the spookiest night of the year when it really was just one night and not a whole season.

Charlie Brown.

The classic Peanuts telling of what really happens on Halloween night has been entertaining kids of all ages for 52 years. It actually premiered the year I was born! Pretty sure you know the story - the Peanuts gang thinks Linus is cray for believing in the Great Pumpkin and missing out on all the Halloween candy by waiting for the GP in a pumpkin patch. Lucy, like all girls in love, believes in her mans when he says she just needs to believe in his wild story. No Great Pumpkin, no candy, and the ridicule of friends, man, that Charles Schultz didn't pull any punches!

I think my favorite scene is when Lucy goes and gets Linus from the pumpkin patch. He's cold and dejected and she takes him home and puts him to bed. It's so sweet and Linus is so worn out. It always makes me cry because it's the only time Lucy is so sweet.

Ok, ok, I'm crying now..

This year, you can catch It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown twice on ABC - Thursday, October 18 at 7 p.m., and Friday, October 26th at 7 p.m. I'll be watching alone.. with a big bag of candy.

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