Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!

Here is my favorite Christmas TV special ever. I’ve watched it almost every year since I was a small child. I always felt like I could relate to Charlie Brown–self doubting, a worrywart, a little avoidant–basically an introvert who tries hard to be liked. He’s never mean to anyone but often seems to be the butt of jokes and pranks, the same way I often was.

Charlie also sees all the commercialism around him every holiday season (yes, it was bad even in the ’60s, when this was made) and yearns to know the true meaning of Christmas. Linus, always the philosopher and deep thinker, has the answer.

It’s refreshing that the story of Christ’s birth is central to this movie, which has been shown every year since it first aired in 1965.

So here’s my Christmas gift to my followers. Enjoy! (This isn’t the entire show, which can’t be found on Youtube, but includes the most important excerpts).

Opening with the cool jazzy music always used in Peanuts specials:

Linus explains the true meaning of Christmas.

The famous Christmas dance:

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Recovering from BPD and C-PTSD due to narcissistic abuse from childhood. Married to a sociopath for 20 years. Proud INFJ, Enneagram type 4w5. Animal lover, music lover, cat mom, unapologetic geek, fan of the absurd, progressive Catholic, mom to 2, mental illness stigma activist, anti-Trumper. #RESISTANCE
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7 Responses to Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!

  1. rubycommenting says:

    This was a great idea of yours to post these. I enjoyed the clips, brought me back to a simpler time of living. Merry Christmas Lucky Otter!

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  2. Reblogged this on A Blog About Healing From PTSD and commented:
    <3<3 ❤ MERRY CHRISTMAS ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. dray0308 says:

    Reblogged this on Dream Big, Dream Often and commented:
    It’s a Merry Christmas post on Lucky Otter’s Haven!!

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  4. Lisa says:

    Happy Christmas, LuckyOtter and thank you!

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  5. jazzyjenness says:

    I like this one as well, and the little drummer boy..

    Like

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