Charlie Brown Christmas
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A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Director: Phil Roman

Cast: Bill Melendez, Charles M. Schulz, Phil Roman, Peter Robbins

     
 

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Barnes & Noble - Pete Segall
The first prime-time Peanuts special introduced Charles M. Schulz's timeless gang to the world of television and was awarded both an Emmy and a Peabody award. Originally broadcast December 9, 1965, on CBS -- years before Seasonal Affective Disorder entered our lexicon -- the story is driven by Charlie Brown, sort of a tyro Scrooge made even more miserable by the increasingly crass commercialism of holiday cheer. Charlie agrees to direct the school Christmas pageant and in the process tries to discover the true meaning of the holiday. Although its animation is dated and its evangelism is unsubtle, A Charlie Brown Christmas -- like all the Peanuts holiday specials -- is so good-hearted that it's very easy to overlook its flaws. Linus wrapping his blanket around the tiny, stunted tree remains among the most endearing images ever produced for network television. For grown-ups, this is how Charlie Brown and Snoopy and Sally will always be remembered, stumbling and dancing around the school stage in a childish torrent of goodwill. For kids, the simple charm of the white beagle with black ears and his friends will likely beguile them from here to next Tuesday. The new DVD is unedited and includes footage that was shorn after the initial broadcast, as well as the more recent special, It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/2008
UPC:
0883929006472
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
0:25:00
Sales rank:
35,268

Special Features

Another Story Featuring the Gang: It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown; All-new featurette: The Making of a Charlie Brown Christmas

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have watched this movie every year since I was 6. I still watch it to this day. I have a new grandson and I intend on making this part of his Christmas celebration enery year. The whole idea of what Christmas is really about is so moving. I love the music and the way the characters dance. I recommend this for children and adults of all ages
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bookmaiden More than 1 year ago
I love this movie!!!! Received it from my boss for christmas a couple of years ago and I have been enjoying it ever since.
rdw More than 1 year ago
Very well done. The networks won't run this anymore because it is not politically correct. Ridiculous!! Sadly Shroeder is one of the few these days that does indeed know what Christmas is all about. Thank you Charles Schultz. RDW
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bv More than 1 year ago
It is so sad when Snoopy dies at the end of this otherwise festive Christmas movie.