Charles Schulz’s A Charlie Brown Christmas has never failed to be the gift that keeps giving – not to the needy but to an estate that garners more than 32 million since his passing adding to his 1.1 billion. If Charles Schulz can’t practice what he preaches then how in God’s name can you expect the rest of us to. Quoting the gospel of Luke ain’t gonna cut it with friends and family. They will just think I’m being a cheap fuck. It’s very disconcerting when at every DVD store around this time of year there are copies selling for 15 bucks along with Charlie Brown Tree’s and Linus Blankets. When did Charlie Brown ever have more than a bag full of rocks to spend?
Even in 1965, before Santa was sticking his ass into back to the school specials, Charlie Brown struggled to direct a non commercial play and produce a tree where not only does he lose his Snoopy to twinkling lights and a display contest but Schulz too, as he continued to make a Holiday special for every calendar event.
‘Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, “Where have I gone wrong?” Then a voice says to me, “This is going to take more than one night.'” – Charlie Brown
Truer words have never been spoken as every time a bell rings and an angel gets it wings same can be said for everytime this special is aired the Schulz gets another mill.
So on that note: Merry Christmas and God bless us, everyone!!