Bonus Episode: A Very Special Presentation

Slow, melancholy, and the true meaning of Christmas. It might sound more like a December mass at a local church but it’s actually commonly used description of a beloved holiday classic: A Charlie Brown Christmas.

In this bonus episode we go over how this timeless tale, that was originally as wanted as a withered Charlie Brown tree, became to be the enduring classic it’s considered today.

 

Show Notes

Articles

The Christmas classic that almost wasn’t – By Bill Nichols, USA TODAY, 2005 https://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2005-12-05-charlie-brown-christmas_x.htm

The Art and Making of Peanuts Animation: Celebrating Fifty Years of Television Specials – Charles Solomon, Chronicle Books, Jan 18, 2013 https://books.google.com/books?id=dz4E5mpwm6UC&authuser=0&num=11

Video

Charles Schulz on Charlie Rose, 1997 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQBBt_PR9VE&t=1229s

A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1963) clip:

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