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…
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.
I 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