A Charlie Brown Christmas


A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Christmastime is here. Happiness and cheer. And for Peanuts fans everywhere, it just wouldn't be Christmas without this classic holiday delight. Christmas lights may be twinkling red and green, but Charlie Brown has the Yuletide blues. To get in the holiday spirit, he takes Lucy's advice and directs the Christmas play. And what's a Christmas play without a Christmas tree? But everyone makes fun of the short, spindly nevergreen Charlie Brown brings back - until the real meaning of Christmas works its magic once again

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Peter Robbins
as Charlie Brown
Tracy Stratford
as Lucy Van Pelt
Christopher Shea
as Linus Van Pelt
Sally Dryer
as Peppermint Patty

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Critic Reviews for A Charlie Brown Christmas

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The special ends on a joyous note, and the lo-fi charms of its non-professional voice cast and simple-yet-expressive animation retain a pleasantly transportive power.

Nov 29, 2018 | Full Review…
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The animation is simple and sweet and lovely and endearing.

Feb 21, 2019 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

Two score and two years later, it deserves just as large an audience. Gather the family - and enjoy.

Jun 4, 2018 | Full Review…

The Peanuts gang in a classic Christmas special.

Jan 1, 2011 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

... a funny and tender and joyous celebration of the holiday spirit and still one of the most beloved Christmas specials...

Jul 20, 2009 | Full Review…

The result is poignant and provides an appealing lesson about the true meaning of Christmas.

Jul 4, 2009 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Charlie Brown Christmas

Seeing as how this is one of my absolute favorite Christmas films of all time, I could easily ramble on about it for hours, but just for the sake of time, let me say that THIS is how a Christmas special is done. Perennial sad sack Charlie Brown is bummed out, and is having a hard time getting into the spirit of Christmas, especially with the growing focus on commercialism. On top of that, his earnest efforts to put on a decent Christmas play keep getting thwarted. It's fun for kids, and has a great message, but it's smart and thought provoking for adults as well. I'm glad that there's an overtly religious message in the movie. It took balls for them to keep it in, and you'd never see that kind of thing happen today in a modern animated special. That's what made Peanuts and Charles Schultz himself so brilliant. The kids are basically adults trapped in kid's bodies, but they still also act and talk like kids sometimes. This type of stuff treats kids with respect, and doesn't dumb things down for them. It's smart, mature, very clever, and vastly entertaining. One last thing to conlude the review on- the music: absolutely genius.

Chris Weber
Chris Weber

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I've seen this many times since 1965. It is to the point where I know exactly what is coming in the next scene, but I don't mind watching it each year. It still rings true every Christmas.

Red Lats
Red Lats

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Not a movie, but a classic

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

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this movie is so simple but it conveys so much in terms of a christmas movie and now its one of the most praised christmas specials of all time and i think its well worth that domain

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

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