Christmas is pretty much the mother load for a Peanuts fan. Mostly because it’s the one time a year when EVERYBODY ELSE BECOMES A PEANUTS FAN TOO! Sigh, très magnifique. But really, is there any other Christmas Special that really gets to the root of the issue? I can be particularly Scrooge-like this time of year, but it’s not really me feeling particularly Dickensian, but rather my over-reaction to the commercialization and everyone forgetting what this time of year is all about. I don’t care what religion you are; relax, have a cup of Scandinavian Glogg, or eggnog if you’d rather, and enjoy being with the people who matter. No one knew that quite like Charlie Brown.
“Charlie Brown, you’re the only person I know who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem. Maybe Lucy’s right. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you’re the Charlie Browniest. ”
“Look, Charlie, let’s face it. We all know that Christmas is a big commercial racket. It’s run by a big eastern syndicate, you know.”
“I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.”