Back in the 1960’s when Charles Schultz had his comic strip Peanuts turned into an animated Christmas special... I can imagine some people thought the cartoonist to be mad. As in insane, not angry. While the other Christmas specials were about Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and various incarnations of the Santa Claus mythology… Schultz hit the nail on the head about the true reason for this season.
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Supposedly, the network brass were nervous… not only about the overtly religious sentiment expressed by Linus (actually, it was a powerful little homily given by the animated lad) -- but also by the non-traditional Jazz music that made up the unique and memorable soundtrack of the Charlie Brown Christmas special.
All these years later, the children and grandchildren (and maybe even great-grandchildren) of the first generation to view this special are still enjoying it. And while atheists and other pundits may rail against the otherwise joyous message of God providing access to Himself through His Son, Jesus Christ… the message is truly the reason behind this festive season.
MERRY CHRISTMAS CHARLIE BROWN!