Charlie Brown Christmas Forever stamps on sale Thursday

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Postage stamps featuring Charlie Brown and the "Peanuts" gang are on sale Thursday.

The U.S. Postal Service is selling booklets of Charlie Brown Christmas Forever stamps to celebrate the 50th anniversary of "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

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The stamps depict ten scenes from the beloved TV special, which first aired on CBS on Dec. 9, 1965. The program now airs annually on ABC.

The release coincides with the 65th anniversary of Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" comic strip. It debuted in seven newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, on Oct. 2, 1950.
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