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A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) Animated Cartoon Special A Charlie Brown Christmas

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  • Animated TV Special
  • Cartoon Characters: Charlie Brown, Linus Van Pelt, Lucy Van Pelt, Schroeder, Shermy, Pig-Pen, Sally Brown, Frieda, Violet, Snoopy.
  • Originally Released in 1965.
  • Color
  • Running Time: 25 minutes.
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

Posted: November 18, 2004

Second best Christmas Special

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Amazing story, This and the Grinch were always my favorites and are the only 2 I can watch as an Adult.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

Posted: July 25, 2004

Pure genius!

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I don't even LIKE Christmas or religion, and this is still one of my favorite cartoon specials ever.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

Posted: February 28, 2004

Still a simple, great holiday treat

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In terms of animation, it's no great shakes--just a kid on a stage, reciting a Bible story. But for me, Linus telling the tale of Christ's birth is the most affecting scene of "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Even as talented a writer as "Peanuts'" Charles Schulz knew that sometimes, you must bow to a higher creator.
Nobody involved with this special knew what a gem they had on their hands. When the show was first screened in 1965, two executives at CBS said they probably wouldn't ask for any follow-up specials. Legend has it that potential sponsors went apoplectic when they heard Linus quoting the Bible on a TV show. And even the guy who directed this and subsequent "Peanuts" specials, Bill Melendez, recently stated that he was sure this show would kill the "Peanuts" legacy.
Ah, the hindsight a few decades offers. The simple tale of morose Charlie Brown trying to find the true meaning of Christmas seems downright eloquent in these days of CGI. And when Charlie gets jeered by the other kids for bringing that forlorn, needle-shedding tree to the kids' flashy play rehearsal, one wonders if those initially cynical kids grew up to be TV execs.
I watched it again recently with my own children, and it remains a show with something for everyone. Kids can lap up the silly sight gags, most of them courtesy of Charlie Brown's superior dog Snoopy (voiced by Melendez). Adults can savor the affecting story and the characters being voiced by actual kids (a radical notion at the time). Watch the first scene with Charlie Brown's sister Sally, and note how the artists had to draw out the animation a few extra seconds to allow for the hesitantly voiced girl who played Sally.
(Speaking of animation, there's that great end credit, in which probably everyone involved with this cartoon is credited with "graphic blandishment." As a kid, I found that credit enigmatic and wondrous. What did it really mean? As classic as Looney Tunes cartoons are, one never imagined them being graphically blandished.)

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