Linus explains the meaning of Christmas


Linus explains the meaning of Christmas

Peanuts creator, Charles Schulz, wanted "A Charlie Brown Christmas" to have the religious meaning that was central to his own experience of Christmas. Despite being criticized for being "too religious" Schultz got his way in his 1965 movie. Enjoy this classic moment from this classic film as Linus explains to Charlie Brown the true meaning of Christmas.

Charlie Brown, feeling like a failure as a Christmas pageant director, cries out, "Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?" And Linus says, "Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about." Although he was earlier worried over memorizing his part of the pageant, Linus goes to center stage, asks for stage lights and recites the Christmas story verbatim from Luke 2:8-14 in the King James Bible. He concludes and turns to a visibly moved Charlie Brown, saying, "That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown."

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