Hopefully by now, the dust has settled, and frantic frenzies can now be turned into some placid ponderings…
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 TV) remains my all time favorite Christmas special. Charles Schulz has wittingly shrunk all humanity into his pint-sized Peanuts gang. Aren’t we all but tiny specks in the vast universe, and yet our strives and questions are ever so close and immediate.
And for Charlie Brown, little did he know that by throwing up his arms and ranting his disappointment and frustration, had asked the existential question for us all: “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?”
And for Linus, little did he know that by answering this question, had delivered not only the Message of Christmas, but the crux of Christianity, pointed us all, the peanuts of the universe, to the way of reconciliation and redemption.
…Out of the mouth of babes (Psalm 8:2)…
A blessed Christmas to all!
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I must confess that I have never sen this movie.
bookchronicle: It’s a 30 mins. TV special. It’s on DVD but may not be easy to get hold of during Christmas. Have a great Christmas!
This is one of my favorites as well. For the past two holiday seasons my husband and I have managed to drop everything and watch it when it came on. It is a great way to get into the right mindset to start the holiday season.
The legendary Charles Brown – thanks for sharing this with us.
Time and time again, people should be reminded the true meaning of Christmas other than partying, shopping and vacationing.
Merry Christmas to all.