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A Timeless Classic!

  • Nov 28, 2011
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This is one of my favorite cartoons of all-time. Poor Charlie Brown picks out the poorest Christmas tree. The gang gets so mad at him and you feel sorry for Charlie Brown who will now have a rotten Christmas. As it turns out, with a little decorating the poor tree becomes nice. All is forgiven and then Chalie will have a great Christmas after all! Great stuff!

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November 28, 2011
Definitely a classic!
November 29, 2011
I got thinking about the CB films because I heard that Piano song on the radio the other day. I love that song!!!
November 29, 2011
Me too!
November 28, 2011
I still have this on VHS :)
November 29, 2011
I have a ton of VHS as well as LPs but nothing to play them with! Love looking at the covers sometimes.
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review by . December 10, 2010
Like a lot of people, I grew up watching A Charlie Brown Christmas on television when it was shown every year. When I had the opportunity to purchase it on DVD back in 2000, it was a release I made sure to get.      Most people know the main story of this special, and about how Charlie Brown laments the commercialization of Chritstmas and how he tries to find the true meaning of the holiday. One of things that has always stood out to me was the part where Linus was quoting Scripture. …
review by . December 02, 2003
A TRUE Christmas classic. There are lots of great Christmas movies and TV shows that are fun to watch each year, from CHRISTMAS VACATION to THE GRINCH. But there is something special about Charlie Brown's take.First of all, it's the only mainstream Christmas classic that actually DARES to bring the story of the birth of Jesus to front and center!! When Linus takes centerstage and quotes the bible for us, you can almost feel the air suck out of the room. It's a moment of simple drama that can really …
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This television classic features the Peanuts characters in the story of Charlie Brown's problematic efforts to mount a school Christmas pageant. Everybody's on board: Lucy, Snoopy, Schroeder, Pig-Pen, but the biggest impression is surely made by Linus, who stops the show with his recitation from the gospels of the story of Christ's birth.--Tom Keogh

A Charlie Brown Christmas
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Genre Animated TV Special Created by Charles M. Schulz Directed by Bill Meléndez Voices of Peter Robbins
Chris Shea
Tracy Stratford
Kathy Steinberg
Chris Doran
Geoffrey Ornstein
Karen Mendelson
Sally Dryer
Ann Altieri
Bill Meléndez Theme music composer Vince Guaraldi Composer(s) Vince Guaraldi Country of origin USA Language(s) English Production Producer(s) Bill Meléndez
Lee Mendelson Running time 30 minutes Broadcast Original channel CBS Original airing December 9, 1965 Chronology Preceded by A Boy Named Charlie Brown Followed by Charlie Brown's All-Stars

A Charlie Brown Christmas is the first prime-time animated TV special based upon the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. It was produced and directed by former Warner Bros. and UPA animator Bill Meléndez, who also supplied the voice for the character of Snoopy. Initially sponsored by Coca-Cola, the special aired on CBS from its debut in 1965 through 2000, and has aired on ABC since 2001. For many years it aired only annually, but is now telecast at least twice during the Christmas season. The ...

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Director: Bill Melendez
Genre: Family
Release Date: January 1, 1965
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Runtime: 30min
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