LOS ANGELES (November 9, 2015) – From ice skating with your best buds and catching snowflakes on your tongue, to decorating the not-so perfect Christmas tree and decking out your (dog) house with holiday lights… The true meaning of Christmas is about those magical moments. This season, Teleflora joins Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang in celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of the most beloved holiday favorites of all time, "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Teleflora, the world's leading flower delivery service, pays tribute to Charles Schulz's unforgettable TV special with two exclusive floral bouquets and a festive lineup that is sure to delight everyone on your holiday list – from your blanket-toting bestie to your bossy big sister. Ideal for gifting, entertaining and decorating, each bouquet arrives professionally-arranged by a local florist, and is presented in a keepsake holiday container that is sure to be cherished for many Charlie Brown Christmases to come.
Commemorating the release of its exclusive bouquets, Teleflora is launching two national TV commercials entitled "Happy Dance" and "Ice Skating" that capture Teleflora's Peanuts Christmas bouquets in nostalgic animated scenes based upon the legendary holiday classic. The two commercials begin airing starting November 30th on national prime time, cable and syndicated, popular regular season and holiday special programs, including the premiere and encore of ABC's "A Charlie Brown Christmas" TV Special.
"Growing up, everyone has warm memories of the Peanuts gang and 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' and they watch the multi-generational masterpiece with their own children now," said David Dancer, executive vice president, head of marketing at Teleflora. "We are honored to partner with Peanuts Worldwide in celebrating this landmark anniversary by unveiling our exclusive lineup of whimsical floral bouquets in collectible containers that commemorate cherished moments from the TV special."
"As we celebrate the 50th year of the iconic television special, 'A Charlie Brown Christmas', it was natural to partner with Teleflora, a company that celebrates life's moments so beautifully," said Leigh Anne Brodsky, managing director, Peanuts Worldwide. "Charlie Brown's pathetic tree is an iconic moment in the special, so it's great that Peanuts fans will now be able to decorate their own homes with these beautiful Teleflora arrangements."
(All Christmas 2015 bouquets will be available for sale on Teleflora.com beginning November 28th.)
Snoopy! He's the Flying Ace, Joe Cool and Charlie Brown's beloved beagle and confidante. An ode to his decorated doghouse from the TV special, this holiday bouquet is a collector's dream. Featuring the frisky beagle himself asleep atop his iconic red doghouse, the FDA-approved container doubles as a cookie jar for storing Christmas (or canine) cookies for seasons to come. Rich red and white blooms complete with greens, pinecones, and holiday ornaments make the perfect gift for your most cherished and loyal friends and family.
"Christmas time is here. Happiness and cheer." Who can forget the magical opening of the TV special with the adorable Peanuts gang singing and ice skating on a frozen pond? This hand-painted ceramic mug capturing Charlie Brown joyfully ice skating with his best furry friend, Snoopy, comes overflowing with rich red and white blooms, holiday greens, and red ornament balls. Topped off with candy cane striped ribbon, this over-sized mug is FDA-approved, microwave and dishwasher safe. Everyone on your list will appreciate this nostalgic gift that can be filled with your favorite hot cocoa to enjoy by a warm fire long after Santa and the flowers have been enjoyed.
A tribute to Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light™, this centerpiece is sure to delight collectors, young and old. Co-launching with the release of a new painting from the Thomas Kinkade vault, Country Christmas Homecoming, this marks the 15th holiday cottage exclusive for Teleflora. This hand-crafted, hand-painted winter scene sits atop a beautiful holiday bouquet and features a charming cottage that illuminates as a family merrily brings home their Christmas tree. Create your own Christmas village or send joyful wishes to friends, family and collectors with this holiday must-have.
Teleflora's table top serving bowl adorned with a metallic snowflake motif is a sparkling showstopper bursting with fresh red and white holiday florals and fragrant greens. Topped with red taper candles and glass ornament balls, this hand-glazed ceramic bowl is FDA-approved. For the hostess with the mostest, this centerpiece is perfect for donning the yuletide table - feasting your eyes on fragrant floral and serving up mouth-watering holiday recipes.
O Tannenbaum. Adorn your home in festive flair with Teleflora’s sparkling ornament bouquet. This ornament jar shimmers with a graphic scene of snow-covered glistening pine trees and displays red roses, white chrysanthemums and fresh winter greens accented with red Christmas ornament balls. FDA-approved, the container is perfect for filling with holiday treats for everyone on your "nice" list, including yourself.
This irresistibly sweet snowman duo sharing a merry sleigh ride will melt hearts of all ages. The newest addition to Teleflora's best-selling Send a Hug® collection, this precious vase is filled with red and white flowers mixed with frosted pinecones, peppermint sticks and fresh winter greens. Send loved ones near and far this delightful holiday hug that can be displayed year after year as a reminder of your thoughtful gift.
"A Charlie Brown Christmas" is the first animated television special based on the popular newspaper comic strip, Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, and the first Christmas special for the franchise. This December will mark the 50th anniversary of the Emmy-winning special, which first premiered in 1965. It was produced and directed by Bill Melendez, who also supplied the voice of Snoopy; and Executive Producer Lee Mendelson. The synopsis: 'Tis the season to be jolly, but Charlie Brown, feeling that Christmas message is lost amid all the seasonal glitter, has the blues. Psychiatrist Lucy suggests a cure: get involved with the Christmas play! When our hapless hero sets out to find a Christmas tree to use as a stage prop, he unknowingly takes a step toward discovering the holiday's true meaning. The scraggly tree that thrives on a "little love" and a timely assist from Linus make the message of the season come shining through. The TV specials air on the ABC network leading up to the Christmas holiday.
The PEANUTS characters and related intellectual property are owned by Peanuts Worldwide LLC, a joint venture owned 80% by Iconix Brand Group, Inc. and 20% by members of the Charles M. Schulz family.
Teleflora brings together the time-honored tradition of sending flowers with the modern benefits of an advanced florist network. By tapping over 13,000 member florists in North America alone, Teleflora offers the kind of personal touches, artistry and expertise you expect from a trusted neighborhood florist—even if that neighborhood is across the country. No prepackaged flowers in nondescript boxes dropped on your doorstep—Teleflora's network of professional florists create artistic arrangements personally delivered in a vase, often on the same day. And, with the organization's pioneering "Flowers in a Gift" Collection, the recipient gets a keepsake that turns the treasured gesture of a bouquet into a lasting memento. Luxe yet affordable, aspirational yet accessible, Teleflora makes every day an occasion. Follow Teleflora on Facebook.