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Plywood can become magic. Nylon and polyester fabric, puffed up? Not so much. Tom, you and yours have a very wonderful Christmas!

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Thanks buddy, Merry Christmas

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Love it!

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I missed this last time around so it's all new to me, and WOW what a gorgeous Snoopy!! I love making things in general, but making things with a beloved or best friend or cousin (etc.) is THE BEST FEELING IN THE UNIVERSE!! I can only imagine how joyous the whole experience was!!!

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Oh yeah, it was a great project. having revisited this piece, I really wish we’d added to it this year

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I was Linus in our school play when I was 13 but had forgotten all together about peanuts and the sheer joy of reading this cartoon strip over my dad’s shoulder when I was a kid. It IS. Christmassy!

I love your Snoopy. And am not fond of the blow ups. I mean I teach sustainable living, so ... But your snoopy is a labor of love, truly. And will bring joy for years! And, after all, that embodies the Christmas spirit.. right?

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It sure felt that way, and it’s holding up well, thanks for the heavy coat of sealer to stand up to the rain

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We have a lot of rain too. Usually snow at this time of year. The farm tracks are mud! But the big hogs are loving it.,Up to their hog hocks in mud! Have a lovely Christmas.

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Dec 23, 2023Liked by Tom Pendergast

Great piece and I’m proud to have a (very) small role in the creation of Christmas Snoopy. For a good view of some inflatables, look no further than the house across my street. I think the previous owners would be horrified.

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Oh god, yeah, they’d cringe! Do they also have a “Slow Down Snohomies” sign? Those are killing me!

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Haha, no, but the house 2 doors down does!

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Dec 23, 2023Liked by Tom Pendergast

Your Snoopy is just as cute this year as last! This year I am glad to read the interesting story of the creation, and see how it follows a lot of the awesome creative spirit you guys live with. Saw that spirit alive and well in the next generation at Conrad and Abbie's wedding!

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I am very impressed - WW1 Flying Ace Snoopy is an absolute fave, especially when he's slinking around the French countryside after being shot down. And the Xmas dancing is where I got all my best moves... HHs Tom!

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Oh man, isn’t that the best, slinking around France! If only Snoopy as vulture was Christmasy! My holiday gift to myself is going to be to catch up on your serial, can’t wait.

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Writer Snoopy might have been my earliest inspiration! 🫡

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Love this!! Much better than the inflatable version. :)

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That is awesome! Best Christmas yard decoration ever. I grew up watching A Charlie Brown Christmas. Are there any reruns? I wonder if young neighbors will know the reference.

We are Jewish. My daughter is engaged to an Italian Catholic so I will live vicariously and joyfully partake in both Hanukkah and Christmas with my future grandchildren. G-d willing. 🙏🙏

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If my Snoopy sends one kid off to read old Peanuts comic, my time on earth has been worthwhile. Happy Hanukkah to you! (My dad remarried to a Jewish lady and converted late in life, but they were way across the country and we never really got to experience it. Long story.)

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Older converts are unusual. Would love to hear the story sometime. Hope it was for his soul rather than for a marriage. 🙏

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Yeah, it’s a positive story for sure. His wife was named Judi. My brother and I sometimes joke that he converted to Judi-ism, but it sure was great for him.

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Haha. Love it. Judi-ism.

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Dec 23, 2023Liked by Tom Pendergast

I can almost hear “Snoopy’s Christmas” by the Royal Guardsmen when I look at that! Well done!

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Way better than the inflatable

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Your Snoopy looks great again this year !! You asked about favorite decorations- of course the grandkid homemade ones are the best and I have another from my life as an elementary school teacher. One fifth grader proudly brought me a music box with a hobby horse on top. You wound it up and it played Silent Night. He told that he was sorry that it had one broken leg but that was the only way he could afford it because it was marked down quite a bit. Forty years later it comes out every year and I treasure it and I remember a little boy who must now have kids of his own.

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You’ll have to point it out to me ... thanks for commenting Mom!

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Merry Christmas, Tom!

I remember this post well. I believe it was the first I commented on -- maybe even the first I read. Still love the plywood Snoopy.

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Merry Christmas Graham!

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I am in awe. This simple guerrilla action is precisely the best defence that we, as humans and citizens, can mount against the void that threatens to stifle all of us.

Next: lets campaign against plastic grass!

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Love the Flying Ace Snoopy and the story of its creation!

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Looks great Tom! You will have no security issues with flying aces guarding your yard!

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Hmm, what if I made a Red Baron plane falling to the ground with smoke behind? Now that would be fun ... but yet another step removed from Christmas and I think I might not get executive approval for this one, if you know what I mean.

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🙂😅

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