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* NewerThanTheyThink: While ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'' and its soundtrack album debuted in 1965, "Christmas Time is Here" didn't become a Christmas standard until the 21st century. It didn't even get its first CoverVersion until 1982 (an {{Instrumental}} take by {{Jazz}} guitarist Ron Escheté), and only had a handful of them until 1998, when no less than three vocal versions were released (by Music/{{Chicago}}, Music/KennyLoggins and Shawn Colvin).

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* NewerThanTheyThink: While ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'' and its soundtrack album debuted in 1965, "Christmas Time is Here" didn't become a Christmas standard until the 21st century. It didn't even get its first CoverVersion until 1982 (an {{Instrumental}} take by {{Jazz}} guitarist Ron Escheté), and only had a handful of them until 1998, when no less than three vocal versions were released (by Music/{{Chicago}}, Music/KennyLoggins and Shawn Colvin).Colvin), which seemed to open the floodgates for the song.

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* NewerThanTheyThink: While ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'' and its soundtrack album debuted in 1965, "Christmas Time is Here" didn't become a Christmas standard until the 21st century. It didn't even get its first CoverVersion until 1982 (an {{Instrumental}} take by {{Jazz}} guitarist Ron Escheté), and only had a handful of them until 1998, when no less than three vocal versions were released (by Music/{{Chicago}}, Music/KennyLoggins and Shawn Colvin).


* EarWorm: "Linus and Lucy". The CDC should have this one on red alert at all times...



* StuckInTheirShadow: Starting with ''WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'', John Scott Trotter (best known as Music/BingCrosby's longtime musical director) officially became Guaraldi's arranger for the ''Peanuts'' specials. Besides arranging, Trotter also composed some short music cues for the shows, leaving Guaraldi to write the longer pieces. As it turns out, a few of the [[EarWorm Ear Worm-y]] ''Peanuts'' musical moments were actually composed by Trotter: the flute piece in ''Great Pumpkin'' during Snoopy's "behind enemy lines" fantasy, the uptempo jazz bit during Snoopy's hockey fantasy in ''WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'', and the bus motif in that same movie. But since most people understandably assume that all the music was written by Guaraldi, they sometimes get attributed to him. Trotter died about 3 months before Guaraldi.

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* StuckInTheirShadow: Starting with ''WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'', John Scott Trotter (best known as Music/BingCrosby's longtime musical director) officially became Guaraldi's arranger for the ''Peanuts'' specials. Besides arranging, Trotter also composed some short music cues for the shows, leaving Guaraldi to write the longer pieces. As it turns out, a few of the [[EarWorm Ear Worm-y]] catchy ''Peanuts'' musical moments were actually composed by Trotter: the flute piece in ''Great Pumpkin'' during Snoopy's "behind enemy lines" fantasy, the uptempo jazz bit during Snoopy's hockey fantasy in ''WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'', and the bus motif in that same movie. But since most people understandably assume that all the music was written by Guaraldi, they sometimes get attributed to him. Trotter died about 3 months before Guaraldi.


* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The 2006 reissue of ''A Charlie Brown Christmas'' was controversial to say the least. Apart from some not inconsiderate mixing problems, "Linus and Lucy" is a completely different version altogether (though more in line with the version actually heard in the special). Some other songs have seen edits of various magnitudes, most glaringly "O Tannenbaum", the opening track, which now begins with a brief ''glissando'' that doesn't really fit in.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The 2006 reissue of ''A Charlie Brown Christmas'' was controversial to say the least. Apart from some not inconsiderate mixing problems, "Linus and Lucy" is a completely different version altogether (though more in line with the version actually heard in the special). Some other songs have seen edits of various magnitudes, most glaringly "O Tannenbaum", the opening track, which now begins with a brief ''glissando'' that doesn't really fit in.in.
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* StuckInTheirShadow: Starting with ''WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'', John Scott Trotter (best known as Bing Crosby's longtime musical director) officially became Guaraldi's arranger for the ''Peanuts'' specials. Besides arranging, Trotter also composed some short music cues for the shows, leaving Guaraldi to write the longer pieces. As it turns out, a few of the [[EarWorm Ear Worm-y]] ''Peanuts'' musical moments were actually composed by Trotter: the flute piece in ''Great Pumpkin'' during Snoopy's "behind enemy lines" fantasy, the uptempo jazz bit during Snoopy's hockey fantasy in ''WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'', and the bus motif in that same movie. But since most people understandably assume that all the music was written by Guaraldi, they sometimes get attributed to him. Trotter died about 3 months before Guaraldi.

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* StuckInTheirShadow: Starting with ''WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'', John Scott Trotter (best known as Bing Crosby's Music/BingCrosby's longtime musical director) officially became Guaraldi's arranger for the ''Peanuts'' specials. Besides arranging, Trotter also composed some short music cues for the shows, leaving Guaraldi to write the longer pieces. As it turns out, a few of the [[EarWorm Ear Worm-y]] ''Peanuts'' musical moments were actually composed by Trotter: the flute piece in ''Great Pumpkin'' during Snoopy's "behind enemy lines" fantasy, the uptempo jazz bit during Snoopy's hockey fantasy in ''WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'', and the bus motif in that same movie. But since most people understandably assume that all the music was written by Guaraldi, they sometimes get attributed to him. Trotter died about 3 months before Guaraldi.

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** His arrangement of [[Music/TheBeatles "Yesterday"]] on ''The Eclectic Vince Guaraldi'' clearly borrows a lot of its style from "Christmas Time is Here".


* StuckInTheirShadow: Starting with ''ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'', John Scott Trotter (best known as Bing Crosby's longtime musical director) officially became Guaraldi's arranger for the ''Peanuts'' specials. Besides arranging, Trotter also composed some short music cues for the shows, leaving Guaraldi to write the longer pieces. As it turns out, a few of the [[EarWorm Ear Worm-y]] ''Peanuts'' musical moments were actually composed by Trotter: the flute piece in ''Great Pumpkin'' during Snoopy's "behind enemy lines" fantasy, the uptempo jazz bit during Snoopy's hockey fantasy in ''WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'', and the bus motif in that same movie. But since most people understandably assume that all the music was written by Guaraldi, they sometimes get attributed to him. Trotter died about 3 months before Guaraldi.

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* StuckInTheirShadow: Starting with ''ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'', ''WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'', John Scott Trotter (best known as Bing Crosby's longtime musical director) officially became Guaraldi's arranger for the ''Peanuts'' specials. Besides arranging, Trotter also composed some short music cues for the shows, leaving Guaraldi to write the longer pieces. As it turns out, a few of the [[EarWorm Ear Worm-y]] ''Peanuts'' musical moments were actually composed by Trotter: the flute piece in ''Great Pumpkin'' during Snoopy's "behind enemy lines" fantasy, the uptempo jazz bit during Snoopy's hockey fantasy in ''WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'', and the bus motif in that same movie. But since most people understandably assume that all the music was written by Guaraldi, they sometimes get attributed to him. Trotter died about 3 months before Guaraldi.

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* MisattributedSong: [[http://impressionsofvince.blogspot.com/2017/05/setting-record-straight-again.html Two songs]] released on Fantasy Records' Guaraldi ''Peanuts'' [=CDs=] were actually cues written and recorded for ''The Charlie Brown & Snoopy Show'' many years after his death, a mistake Fantasy was slow to acknowledge.

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** His score for ''It's Arbor Day...'' features almost exclusively cues that sound similar to his earlier work, if titled differently. [[HarsherInHindsight It's been posited that his poor health at the time may have played no small part in this.]]

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*** "Centrecourt", a tune that accompanies Snoopy's shenanigans on a tennis court, starts out rather quiet, with the only instruments being a piano and drums. About 45 seconds in, these really awesome and creepy synthesized strings kick in as Snoopy loses his temper.


* StuckInTheirShadow: Starting with ''ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'', John Scott Trotter (best known as Bing Crosby's longtime musical director) officially became Guaraldi's arranger for the ''Peanuts'' specials. Besides arranging, Trotter also composed some short music cues for the shows, leaving Guaraldi to write the longer pieces. As it turns out, a few of the [[EarWorm Ear Worm-y]] ''Peanuts'' musical moments were actually composed by Trotter: the flute piece in ''Great Pumpkin'' during Snoopy's "behind enemy lines" fantasy, the uptempo jazz bit during Snoopy's hockey fantasy in ''ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'', and the bus motif in that same movie. But since most people understandably assume that all the music was written by Guaraldi, they sometimes get attributed to him. Trotter died about 3 months before Guaraldi.

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* StuckInTheirShadow: Starting with ''ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'', John Scott Trotter (best known as Bing Crosby's longtime musical director) officially became Guaraldi's arranger for the ''Peanuts'' specials. Besides arranging, Trotter also composed some short music cues for the shows, leaving Guaraldi to write the longer pieces. As it turns out, a few of the [[EarWorm Ear Worm-y]] ''Peanuts'' musical moments were actually composed by Trotter: the flute piece in ''Great Pumpkin'' during Snoopy's "behind enemy lines" fantasy, the uptempo jazz bit during Snoopy's hockey fantasy in ''ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'', ''WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'', and the bus motif in that same movie. But since most people understandably assume that all the music was written by Guaraldi, they sometimes get attributed to him. Trotter died about 3 months before Guaraldi.


** "My Little Drum" is close musical cousin of "The Little Drummer Boy".

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** "My Little Drum" is a close musical cousin of "The Little Drummer Boy".

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* GatewaySeries: Guaraldi's ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' specials scores, especially ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'', has introduced whole generations of kids to jazz.


* StuckInTheirShadow: Starting with ''ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'', John Scott Trotter (best known as Bing Crosby's longtime musical director) officially became Guaraldi's arranger for the ''Peanuts'' specials. Besides arranging, Trotter also composed some short music cues for the shows, leaving Guaraldi to write the longer pieces. As it turns out, a few of the [[EarWorm Ear Worm-y]] ''Peanuts'' musical moments were actually composed by Trotter: the flute piece in ''Great Pumpkin'' during Snoopy's "behind enemy lines" fantasy, the uptempo jazz bit during Snoopy's hockey fantasy in ''ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'', and the bus leitmotif in that same movie. But since most people understandably assume that all the music was written by Guaraldi, they sometimes get attributed to him. Trotter died about 3 months before Guaraldi.

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* StuckInTheirShadow: Starting with ''ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'', John Scott Trotter (best known as Bing Crosby's longtime musical director) officially became Guaraldi's arranger for the ''Peanuts'' specials. Besides arranging, Trotter also composed some short music cues for the shows, leaving Guaraldi to write the longer pieces. As it turns out, a few of the [[EarWorm Ear Worm-y]] ''Peanuts'' musical moments were actually composed by Trotter: the flute piece in ''Great Pumpkin'' during Snoopy's "behind enemy lines" fantasy, the uptempo jazz bit during Snoopy's hockey fantasy in ''ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'', and the bus leitmotif motif in that same movie. But since most people understandably assume that all the music was written by Guaraldi, they sometimes get attributed to him. Trotter died about 3 months before Guaraldi.


* StuckInTheirShadow: Starting with ''It'sTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'', John Scott Trotter (best known as Bing Crosby's longtime musical director) officially became Guaraldi's arranger for the ''Peanuts'' specials. Besides arranging, Trotter also composed some short music cues for the shows, leaving Guaraldi to write the longer pieces. As it turns out, a few of the [[EarWorm Ear Worm-y]] ''Peanuts'' musical moments were actually composed by Trotter: the flute piece in ''Great Pumpkin'' during Snoopy's "behind enemy lines" fantasy, the uptempo jazz bit during Snoopy's hockey fantasy in ''ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'', and the bus leitmotif in that same movie. But since most people understandably assume that all the music was written by Guaraldi, they sometimes get attributed to him. Trotter died about 3 months before Guaraldi.

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* StuckInTheirShadow: Starting with ''It'sTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'', ''ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'', John Scott Trotter (best known as Bing Crosby's longtime musical director) officially became Guaraldi's arranger for the ''Peanuts'' specials. Besides arranging, Trotter also composed some short music cues for the shows, leaving Guaraldi to write the longer pieces. As it turns out, a few of the [[EarWorm Ear Worm-y]] ''Peanuts'' musical moments were actually composed by Trotter: the flute piece in ''Great Pumpkin'' during Snoopy's "behind enemy lines" fantasy, the uptempo jazz bit during Snoopy's hockey fantasy in ''ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'', and the bus leitmotif in that same movie. But since most people understandably assume that all the music was written by Guaraldi, they sometimes get attributed to him. Trotter died about 3 months before Guaraldi.

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