A Charlie Brown Christmas

Hallmark has created the most adorable recordable books.  A Charlie Brown Christmas is one of the recordable books. The other recordable Christmas books are The Night Before Christmas and Frosty The Snowman.  In an earlier blog I mention watching A Charlie Brown Christmas every year while growing up in St. Louis.  I also mentioned watching the show with my brothers, Kelvin and Bill.

Christmas 1967 - Joani, Kelvin, and Bill

So, here we are in 1967 watching A Charlie Brown Christmas.  I was 10 years old, Kelvin was 7 months old, and Bill was 7 years old.  We were young and excited about all the gifts that would be under the Christmas tree.

I purchased the Charlie Brown book for Kelvin, and recorded the story last night.  I had a great time making this gift very special.  I can’t wait to see Kelvin’s face when he hears my voice.

Wishing You and Your Family a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

Checkout the Charlie Brown Christmas Dance

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  1. a0a0a0a0 This rveeiw is from: I realize that I am writing this several weeks after Christmas, and this is a Christmas DVD, but this is the first year that I missed watching A Charlie Brown Christmas on television, so I rented the DVD. Ever since I was a little boy, this has been my favorite Christmas special, and one that I always looked forward to watching every year. I grew up reading the Peanuts comic strips and I grew up watching the Peanuts Christmas special.Charlie Brown is depressed. He can’t seem to get himself into the Christmas spirit. He doesn’t like the commercialism of Christmas and scarcely knows the true meaning of Christmas. Lucy selects Charlie Brown to be the director of their Christmas play and he decides to get a Christmas tree for the production. The other kids tell him to get a nice shiny aluminum tree, maybe a pink one , but Charlie Brown and Linus bring back a sad looking real tree. Charlie Brown is almost laughed out of the auditorium, but when he asks if anyone knows what Christmas is all about, Linus has the answer. Linus recites a passage from the Bible telling of the birth of Jesus. Charlie Brown is cheered and leaves with the tree. He tries to decorate the little tree, but even that is ruined. Linus and the gang follow behind, fix up the tree, and at the end, they show the true spirit of Christmas. It is a sweet little Christmas special, filled with memorable moments that will always make me smile. The one thing that amazes me is that Charles Schulz was able to include Linus’s speech near the end about the birth of Jesus. I don’t imagine that would have been able to be included today, but I think the special is all the stronger for it. I have a hard time imagining that any new Christmas show will ever hold as special a place in my heart as A Charlie Brown Christmas .This DVD also includes It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown (1992). This Christmas feature is lacking the overall charm and emotion of the older special, but it has a lot more humor. It is also different from the first Christmas special in that this one is more a series of vignettes (perhaps based on Schulz’s comic strips) than a complete story. There are sequences with Charlie Brown trying to sell Christmas wreaths before Thanksgiving, and of Sally rehearsing for a Christmas play. Sally’s sole line is Hark! , though I think she missed the rest of her lines where the herald angels sing. It is a cute cartoon, but ultimately it does not quite live up to A Charlie Brown Christmas , but it my mind, nothing can live up to that one.

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  3. Dorothy Sayers I like her because her olppee act real and joke and have fun, in addition to solving murders and assorted other crimes. I was so disappointed years ago when I read the last one because I knew she was dead and there would be no more; so I just reread them periodically.I don’t think I’ve read any Parker or Connerly, but my complaint about Patterson and Sandford is that the whole of their characterizations are centered on the plot with no relief. In Patterson’s books there are mentions of the main character’s family situation at times, but it is all fairly depressing, even the love. Do any of these olppee ever laugh, or act stupid or silly? Real olppee do, you know.Their books are like television shows where no one ever watches television, and if fact, one never sees TVs on the sets, nor are they mentioned. To me life doesn’t seem as unrelievably gloomy as portrayed in their books.For the same reason Rex Stout, who created Nero Wolfe, would be my second choice. At least the books written by him; none after about 1965 or so when he died and someone else started writing them using his name. His characters have witty dialogue about other things than the murder, and do things not related to the mystery they are investigating; the plots are complex, and the characters interesting. If you’ve never read either of these authors; give them a try, but I warn you, they are dead and there won’t be any more books by them.

  4. oh I for one love the tree, now I want one,, it looks stunning with red and I doubt if you’ll get otghurh the wholeseason without the cat in it,,isn’t that part of christmas with pets, I know it is in our home.I have had to start a new blog, I was hacked, imagine, I’m so boring, any way, I don’t think you followed me, or even read mine for that matter but on the slim chance you do, I have started a new one.I have followed you mostly silently from the bleachers,, (well not really) but i rarely comment, you see I’m your mums age and I just love to read your adventures because your remind me of my daughter, aand I fell for henny from day one, my little caniine pal has gone to doggy heaven and henny gives me the fix I miss.Anyway I never write but today I write a book, lol, take care my dear girl and I will also say How very much I admire your calm practical approach to things and your talent at art, sewing and cooking, OK, I’m done,

  5. My son didn’t really care for books until he was over a year and a half. I love naedirg, so I despaired because until then he didn’t get into story time. Now he loves books and will sit quietly with a book. His favorites are Sandra Boynton’s Moo, Baa, La La La, Hippos Go Beserk, and The Going to Bed Book. He also loves Peek-a Who? and Ready, Set, Go! by Nina Laden. He didn’t care for many of the more popular books (Goodnight Moon, Eric Carlyle’s books). My advice would be to go to the library and check out a bunch of books until you find ones that he likes and then get those.

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