A Charlie Brown Christmas
Depressed over the rampant commercialism of the holiday season, Charlie Brown bemoans his lack of Christmas spirit. But with the help of his friends – psychiatrist and motivator Lucy, practical and serene Linus, a seemingly indifferent Snoopy, and a needy little Christmas tree – Charlie Brown discovers the true meaning of Christmas. This classic Peanuts special has it all – Lucy mooning over Schroeder’s piano, the gang dancing to great music by Vince Guaraldi, Linus’ moving recitation of the Christmas story, and Snoopy, well, being Snoopy. And did I mention the fabulous music? Vince Guaraldi’s jazzy tunes provide the perfect accompaniment to the story. The vocals by the classmates of one of the filmmaker’s children give a realistic charm and combine with the instrumentals to make for some of the most moving and memorable holiday music ever (the original sountrack recording is available on CD). A yule-tide tradition for many families, this classic Peanuts special is a must-see at Christmas time.