A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas
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Hands down this is the most heartwarmingly sentimental Christmas special from my youth. It reminds me of snowy nights in Liverpool with me sitting next to the radiator trying to stay beyond toasty warm with only the glow of the Xmas tree and the flicker of Charlie Brown illuminating the streaks on the my tear soaked face.

Vince Guaraldi's soundtrack is the one and only must have holiday cd because it brings you back to every moment of this Peanuts special and my childhood.

Jon and I sat down, lights dimmed, candles lit, decorations a twinkle and a cup of tea in our hands under a blanket at 8pm last night on ABC. A holiday must!

The second the music starts, I just feel all safe and happy because Xmas is coming. It nostalgic these Peanuts characters, but they hold up today. The animation is great, the voices, the singing and the silliness are just better than anything someone could come up with today. Charles Schultz was a genius.

I leave you with this:

"And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them! And they were sore afraid ... And the angel said unto them, "Fear not! For, behold, I bring you tidings o great joy, which shall be to all my people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ, the Lord."

"And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger." And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the Heavenly Host praising God, and saying, "Glory to God in the Highest, and on Earth peace, and good will toward men."

"That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown." - Linus Van Pelt


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