Monday, December 03, 2007

TONIGHT ON ABC TV . . . (the following is lifted from an earlier post)
A Charlie Brown Christmas is known for being an innovative animated show, in part, because of its use of a jazz soundtrack, and jazz versions of many holiday classics.

At the time it was first made - in 1964 - the tv execs objected to not only the music, the use of children to voice the characters, and the lack of a laugh track, but the speech by Linus on the true meaning of Christmas, which quotes from the book of Luke:

"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 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

With the holidays upon us, Linus' wise words should guide us - and should guide me in particular - Peace on Earth, and good will toward men.


Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

I watched this last night. My favourite part is when they all OOOOOOOO around the Christmas tree.

6:27 AM  
Blogger sage said...

I had a meeting last night and missed it--it's truly a Christmas tradition--have a wonderful holiday season!

9:06 AM  
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Blogger Tiffany Norris said...

LOVE A Charlie Brown Christmas...and your puppy's sweaters! So cute!

11:04 AM  
Blogger EditThis said...

I always loved the old Charlie Brown movies. And now that I know Charles Schultz was a big hockey fanatic, I love them even more!

12:06 PM  
Blogger LA said...


12:33 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

I can't tell you how much Peanuts has meant to me! This is one of the most special television programs ever made.

7:05 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

The Christmas one is great, but I've always liked the one where they have a boat race at camp the best.

9:06 AM  

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