A Charlie Brown Christmas
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As incredible as it seems, CBS head man James Aubrey originally vetoed his network's presentation of the animated A Charlie Brown Christmas on the grounds that Charles M. Schultz's round-headed protagonist was a "loser" who wouldn't attract an audience! The story proposes that Charlie Brown is convinced that the true meaning of Christmas has been forgotten by his Peanuts friends, not to mention the rest of the world. "Psychiatrist" Lucy advises Charlie Brown to get into the holiday spirit by directing the kids' upcoming Christmas play. Despite his utter lack… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Peanuts gang in a classic Christmas special."
‑ Common Sense Media Editors, Common Sense Media
"A true classic in every sense of the word!"
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"The one irreplaceable Christmas special."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"... a funny and tender and joyous celebration of the holiday spirit and still one of the most beloved Christmas specials..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
"It's truly wonderful; even followers of Zoroaster can dig it. The choreography is particularly spiffy."
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, New Times
"The result is poignant and provides an appealing lesson about the true meaning of Christmas."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"One of the childhood favorites that still holds up thirty years later."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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