A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

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Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Ann Altieri ...
Freida (voice) (uncredited)
Chris Doran ...
Schroeder / Shermy (voice) (uncredited)
Sally Dryer ...
Violet (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Melendez ...
Snoopy (voice) (uncredited)
Karen Mendelson ...
Patty (voice) (uncredited)
Geoffrey Ornstein ...
Pig-Pen (voice) (uncredited)
Peter Robbins ...
Charlie Brown (voice) (uncredited)
Christopher Shea ...
Linus Van Pelt (voice) (uncredited)
Kathy Steinberg ...
Sally Brown (voice) (uncredited)
Tracy Stratford ...
Lucy Van Pelt (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas paegent. Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus' help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Happiness is watching "A Charlie Brown Christmas." See more »


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9 December 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Feliz Natal, Charlie Brown  »

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$150,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

A version with a laugh track was produced but later discarded after the success of the broadcast version. See more »

Goofs

When Linus is making his speech Charlie Brown is behind him and to his left, and he has is not wearing his red coat. When Linus is briefly shown from his right Charlie Brown is in the background wearing his coat. When the shot cuts back to a front view the coat is off again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Charlie Brown: [Charlie Brown and Linus stop at a wall on their trip to the pond for ice skating] I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas is coming, but I'm not happy. I don't feel the way I'm supposed to feel.
[begins to walk with Linus again]
Charlie Brown: I just don't understand Christmas, I guess. I like getting presents and sending Christmas cards and decorating trees and all that, but I'm still not happy. I always end up feeling depressed.
Linus Van Pelt: Charlie Brown, you're the only person I ...
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Followed by You're in Love, Charlie Brown (1967) See more »

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Surfin' Snoopy
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Music by Vince Guaraldi
Performed by the Vince Guaraldi Trio
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AS GOOD AS IT GETS
13 November 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" is a cartoon for children, but speaking as an adult, I love this little film. I have ever since I was a child, and I watch it every holiday with my wife and children. It is obvious the producers and actors took great care to make a quality product. Charles Shultz added to his legacy with this 60 minute film.


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