Thursday, December 9, 2010

The 12 Days Of Christmas Movies: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Another Day, Another Movie! Thinking (and Blogging) about allowing my kids to believe in Santa Clause and how that may or may not affect the way they think about God, led me to think of another great Christmas Movie! One that discuses & then shares what Christmas REALLY is all about. And when I said this was going to be my next movie, my daughter Lexi shouted, That is the BEST Christmas Movie Ever! What is it? None other than A Charlie Brown Christmas.

I hope this movie makes you as happy as it does us! And that you never get tired of watching it year after year. It's just so sweet! There are so many memorable parts in this little movie. Like the little girl who asks "Do Inn Keeper's wives have naturally curly hair?" (you probably know why I like that one!) :) Or when Charlie Brown is told: "Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you are the Charlie Browniest!" Here are some other of my favorite parts & lines . . .

Schroeder: This is the music I've selected for the Christmas play.
[Schroeder plays Fur Elise]
Lucy: What kind of Christmas music is *that*?
Schroeder: Beethoven Christmas music.
Lucy: What has Beethoven got to do with Christmas? Everyone talks about how "great" Beethoven was. Beethoven wasn't so great.
[Schroeder stops playing]
Schroeder: What do you mean Beethoven wasn't so great?
Lucy: He never got his picture on bubblegum cards, did he? Have you ever seen his picture on a bubblegum card? Hmmm? How can you say someone is great who's never had his picture on bubblegum cards?
Schroeder: Good grief.

"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: Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?
Linus: Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about.
[moves toward the center of the stage]
Linus: Lights, please.
[a spotlight shines on Linus]
Linus: "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, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall 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, good will toward men.'"
[Linus picks up his blanket and walks back towards Charlie Brown]
Linus: That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

"Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!"

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Lexi is correct - it is the best Christmas movie! I love how Linus says "Behold" in his recitation.