A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

TV Short  -   -  Animation | Short | Comedy
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 16,797 users  
Reviews: 115 user | 39 critic

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

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 14 Dec 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 17 Apr 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 31 May 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 19 Oct 2013
 
a list of 50 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965– )

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965– ) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Charlie Brown Christmas.

User Polls

Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

With the school year coming to a close, Charlie Brown is trying to work up the courage to meet his dream girl, whom he only knows as "The Little Red Haired Girl." However, he's too nervous ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Melendez
Stars: Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea, Sally Dryer
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Charlie Brown makes his way to the national spelling bee finals.

Director: Bill Melendez
Stars: Peter Robbins, Pamelyn Ferdin, Glenn Gilger
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam
Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray
Frosty the Snowman (TV Short 1969)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Jackie Vernon, Billy De Wolfe, Jimmy Durante
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The Peanuts gang prepares for the holidays in their own unique ways.

Director: Bill Melendez
Stars: Jamie E. Smith, John Christian Graas, Marnette Patterson
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The Peanuts gang prepare for Easter in their own clumsy ways.

Director: Phil Roman
Stars: Todd Barbee, Melanie Kohn, Stephen Shea
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When Snoopy is sent back to the puppy farm for obedience training, he free-loads at Peppermint Patty's instead.

Director: Bill Melendez
Stars: Peter Robbins, Gail DeFaria, Christopher Shea
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

Director: Larry Roemer
Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Paul Soles
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Linus is pushed to his limits when he learns Grandma is coming to visit and plans on ridding him of his childish security blanket.

Directors: Andrew Beall, Frank Molieri
Stars: Austin Lux, Amanda Pace, Trenton Rogers
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

At summer camp, the boys compete and are seemingly hopelessly outmatched by the female campers.

Director: Bill Melendez
Stars: Peter Robbins, Pamelyn Ferdin, Glenn Gilger
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The gang celebrate Valentine's Day while Charlie Brown hopes for at least one valentine for a change.

Director: Phil Roman
Stars: Duncan Watson, Stephen Shea, Melanie Kohn
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Snoopy travels to see his sick former owner and then feels obliged to return to her permanently.

Director: Bill Melendez
Stars: Chad Webber, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea
Edit

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)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown! (2008 DVD re-release) See more »


Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 December 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Feliz Natal, Charlie Brown  »

Box Office

Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Just before her remarks about Christmas being a big commercial racket, Lucy refers to Charlie Brown simply as Charlie. This is the only time she does this in any of the TV specials: every other time it's Charlie Brown. See more »

Goofs

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. 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 ...
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Hark the Herald Angels Sing
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by members of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, San Rafael, California
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It's great......
16 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

.......and certainly by far this is the best of the Peanuts specials. Odd that the first one was the best, ya know? (And in running down the long list here in the Schulz credits-what were some of those-You're a Good Man Charlie Brown? You'll Find Her Charlie Brown? It's Arthritis, Charlie Brown, etc....You got the point...too much of a good thing...) I associate watching this w/ seeing it back to back w/ Frosty or the Grinch, coming inside after sledding outside in the snow, that famous CBS whirling Special intro, and those York Peppermint Patty(TM) ads. Just somehow all seemed to fit, back in '74 and now.

The animation-sure it's sloppy, typical TV '60's stuff-Schulz always said he didn't like this show nearly as much as everyone else seemed too-it was too rushed-but it does work. The best parts-the singing at the end, the great Linus speech-have resonated down thru the years and continue to hit home even now.

I don't expect there to be a better Christmas special ever.

****


13 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is This Supposed To Be Entertainment? ultimabendessen
The Dancing Scene marylandterrapin
Linus' explanation of Christmas badwithsports
Giving ABC some credit hariseldon59
Aluminum trees rdetjen
When is it showing? Rowan222
Discuss A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?