Monday, December 19, 2005

Some of the reasons why Charlie Brown's Christmas is the best Christmas movie ever, Charlie Brown!

Charlie Brown: Rats! Nobody sent me a Christmas card today. I almost wish there wasn't a holiday season. I know nobody likes me. Why do we have to have a holiday season to emphasize it?

Lucy (as psychologist): I know how you feel about all this Christmas business. I never get what I really want. I always get a lot of stupid toys or clothes or something like that.

CB: What is it you want?

Lucy: Real estate!

Lucy (to Linus, emploring him why he should get rid of his security blanket): I'll give you five good reasons why you should take off that stupid blanket: (counts off her fingers as she makes a fist with them) One, Two, Three, Four, Five.

Linus (having averted that tragedy): Not only is Christmas getting too commercial, it's also getting too dangerous!

Other kids to CB as he goes out to get a Christmas tree: Don't mess it up, Charlie Brown, like you always do!

Linus' answer to Charlie Brown's question, "Isn't there anyone hear who could tell me what Christmas is all about?"
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

The Vince Guaraldi soundtrack.

This great scene
Dig that kid in the middle, with the shoulder dance. And Pig Pen's dirty stand-up bass playing. Yowzers.

The child actors (literally) stumbling over their own lines.

The not-so-subtle arch-to-the left that the poor tree makes after Charlie Brown puts an ornament on the top, which he imitates as he lumbers off, also to the left.

The support that Charlie and his tree literally and figuratively get from his friends.

Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown, you old block-head!

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