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It's bound to be a white Christmas with this classic! From creator Charles M. Shultz and producer Bill Melendez, it's A Charlie Brown Christmas. Not only does this timeless special have the distinction of warming hearts young and old, but it has won both an Emmy® and a Peabody Award. Whether you are seeing this holiday masterpiece for the first time or the first time in years, you have doubtless heard of that ol' blockhead Charlie Brown and the little tree that could. Filled with mythology as the gang tries to put on a holiday play, kids big and small will end up with a pretty decent dance party, a lesson for the ages, and some good old-fashioned fun. As for the tree … it's amazing what a little love can do. A Charlie Brown Christmas originally aired on television on December 9th, 1965. It was later re-mastered in 2008.

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Without a doubt, the most poignant holiday classic to grace television and whose name heralds the arrival of the season for almost five decades! The real miracle of this very simple tale is the fact that it ever got on the air at all. It was 1965 and a small production company pitched this project to CBS executives who were very excited about the Peanut gang in a Christmas special. That is, until is was shown to the top brass at the network who deemed the project DEAD ON ARRIVAL. In what seems now almost impossible to imagine, the network executives said the show was depressing, ill conceived and entirely INAPPROPRIATE for CHILDREN (!) and that they would air the show ONCE and opt out of their repeat option. The filmmakers, devastated, walked out of the meeting with their heads in their hands, convinced they had failed. When the show originally aired on December 9, 1965, America thought differently. And audience of MILLIONS were mesmerized by this one-of-a-kind masterpiece that television never saw again and the show was a BLOCKBUSTER, repeated every holiday since for more than FOUR DECADES! Bravo!!!

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If only this version included those great "Dolly Madison" Zinger commercials... And Santa sledding in a Norelco razor. Takes me back...


I thank Charles Schultz et al for this wonderful holiday gift. When it was created the Vietnam War was flaring up, and the turbulent 60's had begun but The Peanuts gang kept our focus on "Happiness is....." That in spite of all it's sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, the world is still a beautiful place. I love to watch it as offered, but for my generation it is not complete with the "CBS Special" logo swirling at the beginning, and ads for York Peppermint Patties, Mounds, and Almond Joy interspersed in commercial breaks. A cup of hot chocolate, dressed in your Dr. Denton's, with Mom's loving eye on you and your siblings made the watching of this something special. It was, and will always be, an event. Even now I cry when the kids yell, "MERRY CHRISTMAS, CHARLIE BROWN!" and sing "Hark the Herald Angels Sing." A NATIONAL TREASURE!