COSTA MESA — It will be a Charlie Brown Christmas after all.
Though Jim Jordan's foreclosed home at 2269 Santa Ana Ave. now belongs to Wells Fargo, the plywood psychiatry booth, character cutouts, Santa Claus stage in the backyard and other "Peanuts" features that entertained the community for decades, still belong to him.
Over the weekend, Jordan worked out a deal with city CEO Tom Hatch to take the "Snoopy House" display to City Hall.
"We're going to make it happen in one place or another," said Jordan, 59.
"We talked about bringing the Snoopy House to City Hall to continue the rich tradition that's been here for many decades," Hatch said. "Hopefully this kind of display can bring the community together."
There's a Save the Snoopy House Facebook page, a Twitter account and residents looking to help Jordan financially.
One real estate company owner offered a vacant Eastside lot a block away. The owner said with a lawn mower, some trash bins and volunteers, Jordan's "Peanuts"-themed Christmas display could be a short walk from the old Snoopy House off Albert Place, where it stood every winter for the last 44 years.