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In search of a ‘great’ pumpkin © Beck Photography/Aurora Photos
It’s not too late to visit a pumpkin patch like the one in our homepage image and pick an orange orb to carve up this Halloween. Or, if you’re like a certain Peanuts character, you still have time to search for the Great Pumpkin. Linus’ quest to glimpse this unseen character is of course featured in ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,’ the animated Halloween special that first premiered in 1966. Linus believed the Great Pumpkin delivered toys to children on Halloween night. Some have interpreted the Great Pumpkin as a symbol of faith, and others see Linus’ quest to see the Great Pumpkin as a metaphor for humankind’s existential crisis. Whatever the case, the film is a classic and worth rewatching.