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Peanutize Me This Christmas!

Whether it was the comic strip or TV specials, you’d have to be a blockhead not to love the Peanuts. When we heard the gang would be together again for The Peanuts Movie this November, we immediately started counting the days!

Thankfully we have the highly addictive Peanutize Me app to help pass the time. By selecting from dozens of hairstyles, outfits, and smile sizes, Peanuts fans can create a free personalized Peanuts avatar – as if Charles Schulz drew it himself!

In honour of The Peanuts Movie, we decided to “Peanutize” some of our favourite Christmas movie characters. We hope you enjoy the results as much as we do!

Clark Griswold – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

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The “Peanutize Me” app doesn’t quite capture the crazed look of Clark Griswold, but pretty close!

Mary Bailey – It’s a Wonderful Life

Peanutize Me Mary Bailey
Did you know It’s a Wonderful Life came out when they still made wooden Christmas trees?

 

Ralphie Parker – A Christmas Story

Peanutize Me Ralphie
Good grief! Ralphie really wants that Red Ryder B.B. gun this Christmas.

 

The Grinch – How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Peanutize Me Grinch
The Grinch is one of the only Grinches who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem.

 

Susan Walker – Miracle on 34th Street

Peanutize Me Mara Wilson
If Lucy van Pelt is the Christmas Queen, then Susan Walker is the Christmas princess!

 

Kevin McCallister – Home Alone

Peanutize Me Home Alone
Of all the McCallister’s in the world, Kevin is the Charlie Browniest.

Get Peanutized here: www.peanutizeme.com, or create your own Peanutize your favourite Christmas character and share it with us on twitter!

 

 

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Our 15 Favourite Christmas Movie Morals

Christmas Movies allow us to feel nostalgic as we’re reminded of all of the cheer surrounding the festive holiday; but most classics serve another purpose—teaching us valuable life lessons we can keep with us all year long.

 

1. Movie: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer:
Lesson: Celebrate your differences

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Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, 1964

We all know the story; Rudolph’s “shortcoming” becomes his strongest asset in the end. He saves Christmas guiding Santa’s sleigh with his glowing red nose. The simple lesson here is that even when you feel like a misfit, your flaws and quirks often become your best qualities.

2. Movie: A Christmas Story
Lesson: Don’t give in to peer pressure

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A Christmas Story, 1983

Sometimes we do things we know are stupid, just because someone tells (or triple-dog dares) us to. This can really get us stuck in bad situation. It’s important not to give in to the pressure of impressing others.

3. Movie: Polar Express
Lesson: Everybody has doubts

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The Polar Express, 2004

But just because you grow up, doesn’t mean you have to stop believing, especially about things we can’t see or hold like the future or Santa. Sometimes, you have to take a leap of faith and just believe.

4. Movie: It’s A Wonderful Life
Lesson: Your life has a purpose

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It’s A Wonderful Life, 1946

We have no idea how significantly our lives impact others. If George never existed, he wouldn’t have been able to save the life of Harry, his brother, when they were young. The moral of the story is: George thought the world was better off without him, but in reality, it wasn’t.

5. Movie: Home Alone
Lesson: Be careful what you wish for

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Home Alone, 1990

Sometimes, what you think you want and what you actually need are two very different things. You never really know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Sure, Kevin was excited to have the house to himself at first, but by Christmas morning, he was really missing the McCallister clan.

6. Movie: Nightmare Before Christmas
Lesson: Passion is contagious

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Nightmare Before Christmas, 1993

Being a leader also means being a team player. Though, no one in Halloween Town understood the true meaning of Christmas, they trusted in Jack’s plan because of his amount of passion towards his vision.

7. Movie: Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Lesson: The journey is just as important as the destination

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town, 1970

Sometimes you have to stop and smell the roses. Achieving your goals can be amazing, but its the friendships you make, and the lessons you learn along the way, that really make it worth the while.

8. Movie: Just Friends
Lesson: Never forget where you came from

Just Friends, 2005
Just Friends, 2005

Chris was so caught up in his new life, that he forgot about his friends and family back at home. After being forced into spending Christmas in his hometown, he realizes that being ashamed of where you come from is pointless.

9. Movie: Love, Actually
Lesson: Sometimes the most simple gestures can have the most impact

Love, Actually, 2003
Love, Actually, 2003

Grand gestures can be nice, but it’s the little things in life that matter the most. Letting someone know how you feel about them can really make an impact on their happiness.

10. Movie: Elf
Lesson: Never doubt your own abilities

Elf, 2003
Elf, 2003

If Buddy gave up, he would have never saved Christmas. When you start to doubt yourself, you make it easy for others to doubt you, too.

11. Movie: Charlie Brown Christmas
Lesson: Love is all you need

A Charlie Brown Christmas, 1965
A Charlie Brown Christmas, 1965

Linus summed it up perfectly: “I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.”

12. Movie: Frosty the Snowman
Lesson: Friendship is the greatest gift

Frosty the Snowman, 1969
Frosty the Snowman, 1969

Before Olaf, another friendly snowman taught us that, “Some people are worth melting for.”

13. Movie: National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Lesson: You cant choose your family

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, 1989
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 1989

Every family has their quirks. Learn to have a good time and roll with whatever happens when relatives come into town!

14. Movie: The Santa Claus
Lesson: Seeing isn’t believing, believing is seeing

The Santa Clause, 1994
The Santa Clause, 1994

We don’t always need proof to believe in something. Sometimes, all we need is faith, and then we will believe.

and last, but certainly not least…

15. Movie: The Grinch
Lesson: Christmas Day will always be, just so long as we have we have we

The Grinch, 1966
The Grinch, 1966

Material items will come and go, but the spirit of Christmas lives within the hearts of those who love and celebrate each other.

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