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Monday, December 08, 2008

It's a Charlie Brown Christmas Again, Charlie Brown!

I don't know why A Charlie Brown Christmas is still my favorite holiday TV special. Is it the hanging-on-for-dear-life tree, drooping southward with its one lone ornament? Is it the Peanuts characters getting their quirky moves on while Schroeder bangs on his piano keys? Is it the Gospel of Luke passage that Linus recites? Is it Vince Guaraldi's familiar jazz soundtrack? Who knows...I do know one thing: it always puts me in the holiday spirit, and it's one of the few Peanuts specials that didn't beat up on poor Chuck too much. It's airing tonight on ABC at 8 PM E.S.T.

4 comments:

  1. I adore Charlie Brown, I grew up on the peanuts series.

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  2. when I hear that theme music it immediately reminds me of Christmas.

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  3. I missed their Christmas special, and would love to see it again. It's always so bittersweet and somber, not loud and crazy as today's consumer-oriented Holiday Specials usually are. I love it. Thanks for reminding me of it! Merry Merry!

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  4. charlie brown is a classic for the ages. its kind of like how people insist on eating turkey on thanksgiving even though its almost always super dry.

    i heard james dean was bi, actually. but ive only heard that from my friend so she could be wrong.

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