Last night was this season's presentation of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Did you watch? I was working, but I had the tv on in my office, and stopped every now and then to watch. This is one of my very favorite shows to watch during the holidays. For as far back as I can remember, it never seemed like it was "officially" Christmas until the show aired. Here's what Wickipedia says about the show: "A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) is the first of many prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. It was produced and directed by former Warner Bros. and UPA animator Bill Meléndez, who also supplied the voice for the character of Snoopy. Initially sponsored by Coca-Cola, the special aired on CBS from its debut in 1965 through 2000, and has aired on ABC since 2001. For many years it aired only annually, but is now telecast at least twice during the Christmas season. The special has been honored with both an Emmy and Peabody award." A Charlie Brown Christmas is also one of CBS's most successful specials, airing annually more times on that network than even The Wizard of Oz."
Interesting trivia, huh? It's a wonder to me that the networks still allow it to be shown, what with it's timeless message about the birth of Jesus. I think it would be interesting to know how many people can quote the second chapter of Luke because Linus explained to Charlie Brown the true meaning of Christmas. I just love that part. That's where I learned it. I'll bet there are countless others as well. At any rate, now that Christmas is "officially" here, I just want to say... Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!!!!!!
Merry Christmas, Everyone!!!!!
May we always remember the words of Linus:
"That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown!"