It’s not officially Christmas until “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. Until the classic animated special airs it just doesn’t officially feel like the holiday season. ABC rings in the Christmas season tonight with “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at 8pm. The special was the first animated prime time movie from the “Peanuts” gang. At this point “A Charlie Brown Christmas” joins other Christmas films like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Story” as mandatory December viewing.
In case you are one of the few who haven’t seen the special, here is how Wikipedia describes the plot.
The story touches on the over-commercialization and secularism of Christmas, and serves to remind viewers of the true meaning of Christmas
With out 24 hour news networks obsessed about Santa’s race and Black Friday stories now is the perfect time to revisit the problem of over-commercialization. Of course it takes the “Peanuts”, maybe one of the most commercialized properties ever, to remind us of this problem, but still.
If you think that maybe you’ve grown too old for “A Charlie Brown Christmas” then watch the below clip from the special. It’s impossible to not feel moved during this song.
Gather the family around the TV tonight to help ring in the Christmas season.
Date: Thursday, December 19th
Episode Title: “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
Start Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Online Stream: ABC.com