A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Bill Melendez
Bill Melendez
Director: Phil Roman Cast: Bill Melendez
Bill Melendez
, Peter Robbins
Peter Robbins
, Tracy Stratford
Tracy Stratford
Phil Roman

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As incredible as it seems, CBS head man James Aubrey originally vetoed his network's presentation of the animated A Charlie Brown Christmas on the grounds that Charles M. Schultz's round-headed protagonist was a "loser" who wouldn't attract an audience! The story proposes that Charlie Brown is convinced that the true meaning of Christmas has been forgotten by his Peanuts friends, not to mention the rest of the world. "Psychiatrist" Lucy advises Charlie Brown to get into the holiday spirit by directing the kids' upcoming Christmas play. Despite his utter lack of control over his cast, Charlie Brown takes his job seriously, even setting out to find a genuine Christmas tree to decorate the set instead of the usual aluminum job. But Charlie Brown's tree is a scrawny, pathetic thing, and all seems lost. That is, until the rest of the Peanuts gang decide to pitch in and decorate the woebegone tree. An instant hit when first telecast December 9, 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas has been rebroadcast virtually every year since. It was produced by Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez, the latter providing the squeals and growls of Charlie Brown's hyper-intelligent dog, Snoopy.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/2020
UPC: 0883929723119
Original Release: 1965
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 0:25:00
Sales rank: 7,882

Special Features

Another Story Featuring the Gang: It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown; Holiday preparations include Charlie Brown selling wreaths door-to-door to make extra money, Peppermint Patty sweating out an important book report and the entire crew appearing in a Christmas pageant; Bonus Featurette: A Christmas Miracle: The Making of A Charlie Brown Christmas

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Robbins Charlie Brown
Tracy Stratford Lucy Van Pelt
Christopher Shea Linus Van Pelt
Sally Dryer Peppermint Patty
Bill Melendez Snoopy

Technical Credits
Bill Melendez Director,Producer
Phil Roman Director
Vince Guaraldi Score Composer
Lee Mendelson Executive Producer
Charles M. Schulz Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Charlie Brown Christmas
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [2:13]
2. Chapter 2 [6:13]
3. Chapter 3 [8:48]
4. Chapter 4 [5:41]
5. Chapter 5 [2:29]
6. Chapter 6 [3:51]
7. Chapter 7 [3:36]
8. Chapter 8 [2:47]
9. Chapter 9 [5:34]
10. Chapter 10 [5:10]
11. Chapter 11 [1:57]

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