Charlie Brown saved my little soul. I assume I have one. Talk amongst yourselves. In 1965, my parents were transitioning from college graduates and fine people to bereft psychically-crippled people who were dysfunctional relicts living in Appalachia, with no direction, and a hellish road to nowhere. They were hung/strung out to dry by company policies which had no category for " special cases in need of emergency psychological help". Then came Charlie Brown's Christmas. What a great gift to me. A cool jazz soundtrack, and a hopeful story. This cartoon sings. It is a true work of art, however minor in the grand scheme of life. It is relentlessly hopeful. A child of ten needs a relentlessly hopeful message before hydra-headed reality descends upon him. Reality is negotiable, once you reach the age of majority. A life of crime is a choice for example. A life of accomplishment is also a choice. Charles Schultz's brilliant cartoon gave me a choice in the midst of my parents' psychic nightmare. I thank Charles Schulz. He saved my life.
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A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
A Charlie Brown Christmas is a TV short starring Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, and Sally Dryer. Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.
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When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas paegent. Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus' help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is.
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A bulwark against my parents' insanityReviewed bydantownVote: 10/10
The first Charlie Brown special may also be the best (although it runs second on my list of favorites). With a soundtrack that has become part of Christmas to Christopher Shea getting Linus spot-on to the courage to quote from a Gospel in a prime-time cartoon, it doesn't get much better than this. 10/10
When Charles M. Schulz passed away, he left behind a legacy of joy beyond measure; through Charlie Brown and the whole Peanuts gang, he offered insights into human nature that rival that of Thackeray and Twain, and he did it simply and succinctly, through his endearing characters and his own personal generosity of spirit. And it's that spirit that is concisely captured in `A Charlie Brown Christmas,' directed by Bill Melendez and featuring an original score composed and performed by Vince Guaraldi. And you could not find a more perfect example to more aptly illustrate the contributions and enrichment to our lives and to our world made by this consummate artist who through a comic strip managed to convey an unparalleled kind of down-to-earth wisdom and common sense.
This is only one of many `holiday' offerings featuring the Peanuts gang (at least two of which, `It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' and `A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,' are especially endearing), but it's the real jewel in the crown among the many treasures to emerge from the vivid and fertile imagination of Charles Schulz. Without a doubt, `A Charlie Brown Christmas,' which premiered in 1965, has since become a cherished classic in it's own right. In this one, Charlie Brown gets picked by Lucy to direct their Christmas play, but he runs into some trouble picking out a proper Christmas tree. And Snoopy gets caught up in the commercialism of the season by entering the neighborhood decorating contest, adorning his dog house with such an array of lights and trim that it just may have a chance at winning the grand prize. But the most memorable moment of the film belongs to Linus, when he takes the spotlight to explain in his own inimitable way what Christmas really means. it's poignant and heart-felt; a moment that remains touching no matter how many times you see it. It's beautifully expressed, and in it's simplicity speaks volumes about the things that really matter in our lives.
The cast includes the voices of Peter Robbins (Charlie Brown), Christopher Shea (Linus), Tracy Stratford (Lucy), Sally Dryer (Violet), Karen Mendelson (Patty), Kathy Steinberg (Sally), Geoffrey Ornstein (Pig-pen), Chris Doran (Schroeder), Ann Altieri (Freida), Pamelyn Ferdin (also Lucy) and Bill Melendez (Snoopy). A fitting tribute to a man who gave us so much, `A Charlie Brown Christmas' is a story that will find it's way into the hearts of generation after generation, a timeless tale filled with humanity and universal appeal. Warm and entertaining, this is a film that can be seen over and over again without ever losing it's charm or it's magic. Charles M. Schulz may be gone, but he will never be forgotten. Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown! I rate this one 10/10.