Saturday, December 25, 2010
Peanuts: What is Christmas all about!
Andrew Maul sent me the following info on this scene from A Charlie Brown Christmas:
"A Charlie Brown Christmas" is one of the most popular and loved Christmas specials. It first aired in 1965 and it’s been on television every year since. It has been honored with an Emmy and a Peabody award. One scene almost didn’t make it into the final show. Charlie Brown asks if there's "anyone who knows what Christmas is all about". Linus then recites the Bible on the birth of JESUS Christ. Network executives weren’t sure people would sit through Bible passages. They wanted it removed. Charles Schulz put his foot down. He reportedly said, “If we don’t tell the true meaning of Christmas, who will?” Schulz told them to either include the gospel, or cancel the special. The scene stayed in.