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A Charlie Brown Christmas

Updated on December 19, 2012

Charlie Brown Christmas

Ready to spend Christmas with the Peantus gang? Here you'll find information on the holiday classic cartoon A Charlie Brown Christmas. We'll cover Peanuts Christmas songs, Peanuts Christmas wallpapers and of course loveable Linus' thoughts on the true meaning of Christmas. And Christmas would not be complete without the poor Charlie Brown Christmas tree that just needed a little love.

Join in the holiday cheer as we spend Christmas with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Linus, Lucy, Sally and the rest of the Peanuts gang by Charles Schulz!

Peanuts Christmas Theme Song - Christmas Time Is Here, Snoopy Christmas theme, Charlie Brown Christmas theme

Click the image to the left to listen to the Peanuts Christmas song. You can also download if you like.

Snoopy Woodstock Christmas - Peanuts Christmas Time, Snoopy Ho Ho Ho

Snoopy and Woodstock celebrating Christmas
Snoopy and Woodstock celebrating Christmas
Snoopy and Charlie Brown Christmas
Snoopy and Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas Special - Overview

Peanuts Creator Charles M Schulz

A Charlie Brown Christmas is the first primetime animated television special by Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz. Based on the comic strip Peanuts, this holiday cartoon was produced and directed by long time collaborator Bill Melendez (who, coincidentally, provided the voice of Charlie Brown's dog Snoopy).

This award winning special debuted in 1965 on CBS and has aired during the Christmas season every single year ever since (although it moved from CBS to ABC in 2001). A Charlie Brown Christmas has been awarded with both an Emmy and a Peabody award and continues to warm the hearts of millions of Peanuts fans worldwide year after year.

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree - Charlie Brown xmas trees, Charlie Brown trees, Peanuts musical Christmas tree

Snoopy and Woodstock Christmas - Woodstock Snoopy Christmas

Peanuts Christmas
Peanuts Christmas
Peanuts Christmas
Peanuts Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas - Plot

As the rest of the Peanuts gang is ice skating gleefully around a pond, Charlie Brown confides in his buddy Linus that he's a bit depressed with Christmas being right around the corner. He decides to visit Lucy in her psychiatric booth for some 5 cent advice. After giving poor ol' Charlie Brown a bit of a verbal beating, Lucy suggests he get involved in their school play about the nativity. On his way to the auditorium, Charlie Brown sees Snoopy frantically decorating his doghouse in an attempt to win a Christmas decoration contest. Even his own dog has gotten caught up in the over-commercialization of Christmas. Good grief.

Arriving at the rehearsal, Charlie Brown is given the role of director for the school play. Try as he may, he cannot get control of the unruly kids. They all have their own ideas for the nativity play, all of which stray from the traditional story. In an effort to help set the proper mood, Charlie Brown sets out in search of the perfect Christmas tree with Linus not far behind.

Peanuts Gang Christmas Celebration - Christmas with the Peanuts Gang

Snoopy and the Peanuts gang celebrating Christmas!
Snoopy and the Peanuts gang celebrating Christmas!
Charlie Brown Christmas
Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas - Plot


Charlie Brown, with his big heart, picks a poor, sickly looking tree in the hopes that they can revive it with a little love. Upon returning to the school, all the kids laugh at Charlie Brown. He begins to doubt himself and wonders aloud if anyone knows what Christmas is all about. Patiently, Linus walks to the center of the stage under spotlight and quotes the second chapter of the gospel according to Luke, verses 8 through 14 from the King James version of the Bible.

Inspired, Charlie Brown takes the little tree home to decorate it and prove the others wrong. Borrowing a large ornament from Snoopy's doghouse (which won the number 1 prize in the contest), he places it toward the top of the fragile tree which immediately wilts and nearly falls over. About to give up, Linus walks over to the tree and braces it's foundation with his security blanket. The rest of the Peanuts gang pitches in and adds Snoopy's remaining decorations to the Christmas tree, which now appears full and beautiful. Charlie Brown cannot believe his eyes. The kids all shout out, "Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!" and begin to sing "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" in unity.

Snoopy Charlie Brown Christmas - Charlie Brown Snoopy Christmas

Snoopy and Charlie Brown celebrating Christmas
Snoopy and Charlie Brown celebrating Christmas
Snoopy and Woodstock Christmas
Snoopy and Woodstock Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas Quotes

Charlie Brown xmas quotes

Linus Van Pelt: I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It's not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.

Charlie Brown: Thanks for the Christmas card you sent me, Violet.

Violet: I didn't send you a Christmas card, Charlie Brown.

Charlie Brown: Don't you know sarcasm when you hear it?

Charlie Brown: [Shouts into mailbox] Hello in there!

Charlie Brown: Rats. Nobody sent me a Christmas card today. I almost wish there weren't a holiday season. I know nobody likes me. Why do we have to have a holiday season to emphasize it?

Patty: Try to catch snowflakes on your tongue. It's fun.

Linus Van Pelt: Mmm. Needs sugar.

Lucy Van Pelt: It's too early. I never eat December snowflakes. I always wait until January.

Linus Van Pelt: They sure look ripe to me.

Charlie Brown: Pig-Pen, you're the only person I know who can raise a cloud of dust in a snowstorm.

Linus Van Pelt: [after Linus and Charlie Brown discover the little tree] Gee, do they still make wooden Christmas trees?

Charlie Brown: This little green one here seems to need a home.

Linus Van Pelt: I don't know, Charlie Brown. Remember what Lucy said? This doesn't seem to fit the modern spirit.

Charlie Brown: I don't care. We'll decorate it and it'll be just right for our play. Besides, I think it needs me.

[picks up tree and several needles fall off]

Charlie Brown: [Charlie Brown and Linus stop at a wall on their trip to the pond for ice skating] I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas is coming, but I'm not happy. I don't feel the way I'm supposed to feel.

[begins to walk with Linus again]

Charlie Brown: I just don't understand Christmas, I guess. I like getting presents and sending Christmas cards and decorating trees and all that, but I'm still not happy. I always end up feeling depressed.

Linus Van Pelt: Charlie Brown, you're the only person I know who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem. Maybe Lucy's right. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you're the Charlie Browniest.

Snoopy Santa Claus - Santa Snoopy

Santa Snoopy
Santa Snoopy

Charlie Brown Christmas on YouTube - Watch Charlie Brown Christmas online free, Charlie Brown xmas animated

Snoopy Woodstock Christmas Tree - Woodstock and Snoopy Christmas Tree

Snoopy Woodstock Christmas Tree
Snoopy Woodstock Christmas Tree

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Charlie Brown Christmas Wallpapers - Charlie Brown Christmas pics, Snoopy Christmas wallpapers, Peanuts Christmas wallpapers

A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas

Snoopy Store - Click the image below for a HUGE selection of Snoopy merchandise!

Snoopy gift ideas!
Snoopy gift ideas!

Linus Christmas Time - Linus Christmas, Linus the true meaning of Christmas

Linus playing in the snow
Linus playing in the snow

Snoopy Woodstock Winter - Snoopy Woodstock Ice Skating

Snoopy and Woodstock Ice Skating
Snoopy and Woodstock Ice Skating

Comments - Are you a Peanuts fan? Do you watch A Charlie Brown Christmas every year?

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      C A Chancellor 5 years ago from US/TN

      I don't watch it every year, but I still love it.

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      WinWriter 5 years ago

      Have to watch it every year!

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      MinaMirage 5 years ago

      We watch this every holiday season!

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      Mahogany LM 6 years ago

      Womp womp womp

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      It's just not Christmas without Charlie Brown!

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      trektark lm 6 years ago

      A family classic at our house! One of those that we always watch every year when we get together!

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      katemiya 6 years ago

      Yes, A Charlie Brown Christmas is one of my many Christmas cartoon mainstays. :0

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      healthandsick 6 years ago

      yeah peanuts.. love it..

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love Peanuts! :)

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      patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

      I used to watch these specials with my kids when they were small. You remind me WHY!

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      LisaDH 6 years ago

      I love this. I think it's still one of the best Christmas specials.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, but yes, every year it's just not Christmas without A Charlie Brown Christmas! Love the lens and the background information you've included. Thanks for sharing.

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      mockingbird999 6 years ago

      I do watch it every year. I like my cartoons. :)