Christmas Time Is Here
(from "A Charlie Brown Christmas")

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Christmas Time Is Here

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Christmas time is here,
happiness and cheer,
fun for all
that children call
their favorite time of year.

Snowflakes in the air,
carols everywhere,
olden times
and ancient rhymes
and love and dreams to share.

Sleigh bells in the air;
beauty every where;
by the fireside
and joyful memories there.

Christmas time is here;
we'll be drawing near;
oh that we
could always see
such spirit through the year,


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A Charlie Brown Christmas

Charlie Brown says in desperation,

"I guess you're right linus. I shouldn't have picked this little tree. Everything I do turns into a disaster. I guess I really don't know what Christmas is all about."

"Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?"

"Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about.", Linus answers.

He walks out to the auditorium's center stage.
The lights are dimmed, a small spotlight shines on him, and he proceeds to recite the story of the Nativity from the Gospel of St. Luke.

"And there were in the same country sheperds 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 Saviour, 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."

As Linus finishes he turns, walks back to the wings and calmly asserts,
"That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown."

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December 9, 1965
Charlie Brown, depressed by the commercialism of Christmas and because he doesn't get any Christmas cards, becomes the director of the gang's Christmas pageant. Can he overcome his gang's preference for dancing instead of acting, find a good Christmas tree, and the true meaning of Christmas?
Charlie Brown, Freida, Linus, Lucy, Patty, Pig-Pen, Sally, Schroeder, Shermy, Snoopy, Violet.
- First animated Peanuts special.
- The version of the show broadcast on TV (until 1997) and older video releases are edited; they leave out a scene where the gang throws snowballs at a can on a fence. The Paramount video release is thankfully complete and unedited! Also, in 1997, an uncut version was shown on TV.
- "The Beverly Hillbillies" had the distinction of being the first TV show pre-empted by this Peanuts TV special.
- The original broadcast also included some brief animated sections which included references to Coca-Cola, the show's original sponsor. These have been edited out of all subsequent broadcasts (and the video release). The Coca-Cola logo appeared right after the opening title (which appears right after the snow falls from the tree onto Charlie Brown's head), and the closing carol originally included the complete verse (instead of fading out) with a final on-screen "Merry Christmas from your local bottler of Coca-Cola" right after the United Feature Syndicate credit at the end. (Thanks to Ron Gomes for this tidbit.)
Score Composed & Conducted by Vince Guaraldi
Christmastime is Here
Hark the Herald Angels Sing CD:
The soundtrack for this special is available on A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS (Fantasy Records #8431).

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What is Christmas all about?
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life." ~ John 3:16

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