“That stupid blockhead of a brother of mine is out in the pumpkin patch making his yearly fool of himself.” (Lucy)
“All I can make is cold cereal and maybe toast.” (Charlie Brown)
No matter your age, no matter your location, no matter your religion...if you grew up with a TV, you know these lines. You know the holy trinity of Peanuts holiday specials. You can maybe still hear the voices of some of the characters. You can definitely still see them dancing on stage in A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Let’s get to know the kids who brought them to life. Though some are now parents and grandparents, culturally, they will always be Peanuts.
Here’s who I tracked down and interviewed.
- Todd Barbee—Charlie Brown
- Robin Kohn Glazer—Lucy
- Stephen Shea—Linus
- Hilary Momberger—Sally
- Christopher deFaria—Peppermint Patty
Unfortunately, Jim Ahrens, who portrayed Marcie, declined to participate.
- Charlie Brown—Todd Barbee (Thanksgiving)
- Lucy—Tracy Shaw (Christmas), Sally Dryer (Halloween), Robin Kohn Glazer (Thanksgiving)
- Linus—Stephen Shea (Thanksgiving)
- Sally—Cathy Steinberg (Christmas, Halloween), Hilary Momberger (Thanksgiving)
- Peppermint Patty—Christopher deFaria (Thanksgiving)
- Violet—Sally Dryer (Christmas)
- Tracy Shaw—Lucy (Christmas)
- Cathy Steinberg—Sally (Christmas, Halloween)
- Sally Dryer—Violet (Christmas), Lucy (Halloween)
- Todd Barbee—Charlie Brown (Thanksgiving)
- Robin Kohn Glazer—Lucy (Thanksgiving)
- Stephen Shea—Linus (Thanksgiving)
- Hilary Momberger—Sally (Thanksgiving)
- Christopher deFaria—Peppermint Patty (Thanksgiving)
“I got a rock.”
We got a childhood.
First: Tracy Shaw—Lucy (Christmas).