Tuesday, December 21, 2004

A Charlie Brown Christmas

I wanted to post this myself, but thanks Jenks for doing the work for me!
I will refer you to the greatest Christmas cartoon of all time: "A Charlie Brown Christmas." In it, the sensitive-to-a-fault Charlie Brown laments the loss of the spirit of Christmas with it's shiny glitter and pagents as hollow as the aluminum trees. Lucy says that Christmas is a scam anyway run by a big eastern syndicate. The cartoon was made back in 1965!

So, Charlie Brown figures all hope is lost as even his dog, falling prey to a decorating contest, doesn’t understand him. He cries out, "Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about!?!" Linus tells Charlie Brown that he can tell him what Christmas is all about (it's Luke 2: 8-14 for those of you keeping score):
And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the field keeping watch over their flock by night, and lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them. The glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were so afraid. And the angel said unto them, "Fear not; For behold I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people, for unto you is born on this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; you will find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger." And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace and goodwill toward men."
And that’s what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown.

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