Friday, November 23, 2007

Well, gang, we made it through Thanksgiving, and now it’s time for all of those old holiday favorite specials.

And, what better way to start out with talking about them then with the classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

Charlie Brown is feeling down during the Christmas season, so he goes to see Lucy for some psychiatric advice (after paying 5 cents for her services). Lucy tells him he needs involvement, and their Christmas play needs a director. So, Charlie Brown becomes the director of the slightly-out-of-control cast. They send him out to get a Christmas tree for the play, and after some searching, he comes back with a twig-like tree. They laugh at him, Charlie Brown sulks off, and Linus gives a speech, telling Charlie Brown the meaning of Christmas. Finally, the rest of the Peanuts gang get busy with the tree and somehow transform it into a huge, fully-decorated tree. (Don’t tell me … they’re all devotees of Martha Stewart.) Charlie Brown happens upon them, sees the made-over tree, and they all scream, “Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!”

My favorite part of the special is when the Peanuts gang is dancing around while Charlie Brown is trying to put the play together. I love that music. Even have it on my iPod. (Told you I was weird.)

You can watch Linus tell Charlie Brown what Christmas is all about on here:

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