Almost every person under the age of 50 has watched this Christmas special at least once . Many of us have watched it 20 or 30 times.
In fact, one of the most popular English idioms about Christmas comes from this specific Christmas animation.
When people say they bought, or prefer a "Charlie Brown tree" for Christmas, they are referring to a a a Christmas tree with very few branches that looks like it needs a lot of love.
The expression refers to the kind of tree Charlie Brown chose for his Christmas and which is heavily featured in the story. Just look at the picture above to get the idea.
The True Meaning of Christmas
This half-hour Christmas show is one of the truly lovable animated specials in TV history, a status proved by its annual network telecast since 1965.
It is also my favourite Christmas video animations because it focuses on the meaning of Christmas.
Appointed director of the school holiday pageant, Charlie Brown ventures out with Linus to buy "a great, big, shiny aluminum Christmas tree." Instead they bring back a miserable tree--a real one.
The Peanuts Gang
A Charlie Brown Christmas shows off the "Peanuts" gang doing what they do best: Lucy is bossy, Snoopy is crazy, Linus is sweet, and Pig Pen is, well, filthy.
The jazz music score, composed by Vince Guaraldi, has become a classic in its own right; like so much about this program, it's an unexpected but perfectly right choice. --
Robert Horton Source: Xmas Fun
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