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Good Grief! More Thoughts on Charlie Brown and Culture Wars

by:  Godsbooklover

by: Godsbooklover

My brother wrote about our mutual favorite holiday special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, a couple of days ago.   Since he’s away for the weekend, I thought I’d throw in my two cents on why I love this program (which is nearly as old as I am) so much…

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He has a round head and a knobby nose, his dog wins more contests than he ever will, and even his friends all call him a loser. He talks through a megaphone but no one listens to him.  And when he chooses a “sincere” Christmas tree, everybody laughs.

https://i0.wp.com/weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/charlie-brown-tree.jpgI know I’m not eccentric or even unusual in naming A Charlie Brown Christmas as my all-time favorite televised holiday special.  I was probably six or seven when I saw it for the first time.  Having followed the Sunday Peanuts strip since before I could read, the characters felt to me like old friends.  Watching the annual telecast became one of my most-anticipated Christmas rituals. Continue reading