Thursday Doors

I know, I know, I’m suppose to be doing a year-end recap, but I couldn’t. A beautiful red door with Snoopy and Woodstock resting above it beats all in my book.

I saw an article on line that a man in Portsmouth had created a Christmas Snoopy and Charlie Brown display. Al Bailey, 487 Ocean Road, Portsmouth, is the creative homeowner. If you’re nearby, and you or someone you love is a Snoopy fan, it’s worth the drive.

I went during the day so I could get better photos, and I even met Mr. Bailey as he was returning from a walk with his dog.

Everyone is in a hurry doing their holiday stuff, and the world, well we won’t talk about the world. But, here is a man and his family who spend months creating Christmas decorations for the simple enjoyment of their community.

Thank you Mr. Bailey for sixteen years of Christmas displays. You have given us an opportunity to stop, smile, and appreciate these wonderful characters and their adventures from our youth.

I hope Santa Norm can forgive me for bending the rules, but I just had to go with Charlie Brown and the gang the Thursday before Christmas. πŸŽ„

Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, December 20, 2018.

About Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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72 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. I love it! Merry Christmas!

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  2. Dina says:

    Thank you Judy and Mr. Bailey for this wonderful Christmas display of the Peanuts. I just love Snoopy and Woodstock and this post put a big smile on my face. ❀ πŸ™‚
    Happy Holidays and healthy, happy New Year to you all!
    The Fab Four of Cley πŸŽ„β„οΈπŸŽ…πŸ€ΆπŸ€ΆπŸ€Άβ„οΈπŸŽ„

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  3. Ho ho ho, what fun. This is perfect, Judy.

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  4. Oddment says:

    Well, if this isn’t just what I needed this morning! I love the choir and their obvious zest for Christmas carols. And of course Schroeder — I’ve always had a soft spot for anyone trying to practice piano with interruptions. But that red door! Red steps! Yellow house! It looks like a red rocking chair over on a porch to the right. My idea of eye candy. I love the whole of it — thank you, thank you!

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    • Yes, there was a lovely porch to the right with rocking chairs, and one of them was occupied with about a 5′ Snoopy. But, there were cars parked in front of it, and I couldn’t get a clear shot. It is an absolutely gorgeous home and when you add the decorations, it is just off the chart. Glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

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  5. Dan Antion says:

    I think this is a perfect post for today, Judy! Thanks for taking the drive and sharing it with us. I am already happier πŸ™‚

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  6. Murphy's Law says:

    You outdid yourself with this post. This display is beyond fabulous!! Thank you Mr. Bailey and family for sharing your creativity with us. Judy, you definitely made the right choice to go with Charlie Brown and the gang!! This couldn’t be more perfect or more fun.
    πŸ”Ή Ginger πŸ”Ή

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  7. This is so cute! I love the Peanuts Gang, and It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas. How fun. It was worth the drive. Their house is cute, to begin with, but the added decorations really make it sing this time of year.

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  8. Suzanne says:

    Judy, I clicked on the link and read Al Bailey’s story. What an exceptional human being. Thanks for sharing a little Christmas cheer instead of a door today. I’m sure Norm will forgive.

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    • It really is a nice story. He walked up with his dog and asked me if it was my first visit, and I said ‘yes’ and how impressed I was with his work. He was very humble, but he had a huge smile and an infectious laugh. It was a nice holiday moment that reminded me of how many truly good folks there are in the world. πŸ™‚

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  9. Judy-this is a wonderful post and technically, you are showing an entire house, so there is a door in there! Happy holidays and thanks for the smile!

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  10. Joanne Sisco says:

    Awwwww!!! The giant Snoopy on the roof with Woodstock is the best!! πŸ’•

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  11. donna berg says:

    I add my thanks for bringing this nostalgic Peanuts to my holiday. What a clever man is Mr. Bailey.
    Happy holidays to you!

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  12. Love the Snoopy! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Norm 2.0 says:

    That is just too cool, especially Snoopy and Woodstock on the roof. Thanks for sharing this Judy, it’s a perfect post to lead into the holidays. Merry Christmas and all the best for 2019 πŸ™‚

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  14. I’m always more attracted to the simple home decorations at Christmas, but OMG who can’t love all the Peanuts here? It seems to me if you’re going to salute Charlie Brown and Company, you really have to go the Full Snoopy (full disclosure: that’s not an actual term). This was pretty cool; thanks for going there. – Marty

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  15. I have always loved Snoopy and how funny to see him and Woodstock on the roof for Christmas.
    I love the way some people go to so much trouble to make us smile at Christmas time, and I bet a new generation of kids now love Snoopy.

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  16. Love this Charlie Brown Christmas! Wish yours will be just as merry and bright! Many thanks for connecting me me over the year with your comments!

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  17. What fun for everyone to see this and how clever is Mr Bailey.

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  18. Nancy says:

    This is fabulous! Perfect for Thursday Doors!

    Merry Christmas!

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  19. Marilyn Maxwell says:

    My dad used to decorate our roof with Peanuts characters for Christmas. He too made the cutouts.

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  20. I’m absolutely knocked out over this house! HOw adorable! And how fantastic that you shared it with all of us!

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  21. Another reason to take my dog out to see the Christmas lights and displays THANKS Merry Christmas.

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  22. KerryCan says:

    Absolutely magical! This guy knows how to make people smile!

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  23. Joyce says:

    Simply delightful! And even without the gang, that house is just as charming as it can be! LOVE the yellow and eye-popping red and the tastefulness of everything! I hope Mr. Bailey stops by to read this post and the comments complimenting his creativity! You’re a wonderful breath of fresh air, sir, in this crazy, complicated world! – and Judy, thank you for bringing this to us! Merry Christmas!

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    • I so hoped you’d stop by because I was thinking about you the whole time I was there. I just knew you would appreciate the creative effort he went through to achieve that display. Wouldn’t your grandkids love it? It’s just so fresh and cheerful you can’t help but smile. I wish you could have seen Schroeder’s piano and Pigpen up close – they were amazing. Joyce, I hope you and all of your wonderful family have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. πŸŽ„

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  24. Annie says:

    Well, here’s another new one for me and I live close enough to go visit Mr. Bailey’s display. Thanks so much for posting this one. We always take an official Holiday Drive to see the best of area Christmas displays. This might have to be the first one we see. Wishing you the best of the season!

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  25. Made me smile, lots of joy for the community and us as well. Thanks, Judy! πŸ™‚

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  26. Eliza Waters says:

    What fun! Some folks are just so creative!

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  27. slfinnell says:

    The love for Charlie Brown and Snoopy is Universal and transcends all ages! Perfect Door Post! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  28. I tip my hat to the artist/homeowner! A fantastic job!

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  29. As we Mainers would say, that is some display.

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  30. Perfect post for the occasion, Judy! Merry Christmas and safe passage into the New Year to you and yours!

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  31. krcc says:

    I could stare at this house for hours if they were my neighbors. Snoopy gang rules!

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  32. joey says:

    Oh my hat! I don’t blame you one bit! That is darling! How cheerful! We yellow house people do so love our cheer πŸ˜‰ I just love it!
    We’ve got a house round the way who does it up every year, it sorta makes Christmas for me. Outlines his whole house, to a T, perfect, every line. Since I was a kid. I bet this Mr Bailey makes Christmas like that for his neighbors (and passersby). Love it!

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  33. Ogee says:

    What a sweet way to welcome the holiday. Merry Christmas, Judy!

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  34. Karen says:

    Thank you Judy and to Mr. Bailey, for sharing Christmas cheer with us all. Have a wonderful Christmas Day.

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  35. aekshots says:

    Great choice Judy…luv it! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year πŸ™‚

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