Happy TBT! 1967–obviously inspired by Peanuts. The Royal Guardsmen’s #2 hit from early 1967! It spawned three sequels: “The Return of the Red Baron,” “Snoopy’s Christmas,” and “Snoopy for President.” Of the three, “The Return of the Red Baron” is the only one that hit the Hot 100 (#15), but “Snoopy’s Christmas” became a seasonal favorite. The band’s singer Chris Nunley came up with this part and did the vocal. He was studying German in college at the time.