Charlie Brown, depressed by the commercialism of Christmas and because he doesn't get any Christmas cards, becomes the director of the gang's Christmas pageant. Can he overcome his gang's preference for dancing instead of acting, find a good Christmas tree, and the true meaning of Christmas?
Last Episode01x01 A Charlie Brown Christmas Aired: Dec. 09, 1965
It's Christmas time again, yet Charlie Brown can't seem to find the holiday spirit. Between the greed and commercialism that surrounds the day, …
Series Fun Facts
- When they first saw the show, CBS executives were horrified at the idea of an animated Christmas special with such a blatant message. They also strongly objected to the fact that the show had…
[show]When they first saw the show, CBS executives were horrified at the idea of an animated Christmas special with such a blatant message. They also strongly objected to the fact that the show had no canned laughter. In addition, they greeted Vince Guaraldi's jazz score as an intrusion in the special that audiences would never accept. However, when CBS learned to their astonishment of the special's spectacular ratings earned on its initial broadcast and the glowing reviews for it, the network promptly contracted the producers for more specials.
- Goof (continuity error): The back of Charlie Brown's head is drawn with three hairs in some scenes and with no hair in others.
- Goof (revealing mistake): The cels of Lucy in her psychiatry stand are not properly aligned to the background, so that the cutoff line of her body overlaps the edge of the tabletop.