This year marks the 50th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas. With its cool jazz music, real kids’ voices, no laugh track, wry humor, and a timeless message, it was ahead of its time attacking the secularism and commercialism of the “holiday season”.
The best part of the show had no music at all –
a simple recitation by Linus of Luke 2: 8-14 that almost did not make it to the screen;
Charles Schultz resisted network pressure and said “If we don’t do it,who will?”
Christmas is the only Federal holiday that is also a religious one – so remember “the reason for the season” and we wish all you a Merry and Blessed Christmas!