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A Charlie Brown Christmas -- It's bound to be a white Christmas with this classic! From creator Charles M. Shultz and producer Bill Melendez, it's A Charlie Brown Christmas. Not only does this timeless special have the distinction of warming hearts young and old, but it has won both an Emmy and a Peabody Award. Whether you are seeing this holiday masterpiece for the first time or the first time in years, you have doubtless heard of that ol' blockhead Charlie Brown and the little tree that could. Filled with mythology as the gang tries to put on a holiday play, kids big and small will end up with a pretty decent dance party, a lesson for the ages and some good old-fashioned fun. As for the tree -- it's amazing what a little love can do.
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Director:
Writer:
Charles M. Schulz (written by)
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Release Date:
9 December 1965 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Happiness is watching "A Charlie Brown Christmas." See more »
Plot:
Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Perfect Holiday Movie See more (121 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order) (verified as complete)
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)

Directed by
Bill Melendez 
 
Writing credits
Charles M. Schulz (written by)

Charles M. Schulz  comic strip "Peanuts" (uncredited)

Produced by
Bill Melendez .... producer
Lee Mendelson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Vince Guaraldi 
 
Film Editing by
Robert T. Gillis 
 
Animation Department
Bob Carlson .... graphic blandishment
Herman Cohen .... graphic blandishment
Bernard Gruver .... graphic blandishment
Ruth Kissane .... graphic blandishment
Ed Levitt .... graphic blandishment
Bill Littlejohn .... graphic blandishment
Manuel Perez .... graphic blandishment
Beverly Robbins .... graphic blandishment
Frank Smith .... graphic blandishment
Dean Spille .... graphic blandishment
Reuben Timmins .... graphic blandishment (as Ruben Timmins)
Russ von Neida .... graphic blandishment
John Walker .... graphic blandishment
Eleanor Warren .... graphic blandishment
Rudy Zamora .... graphic blandishment
Alan Zaslove .... graphic blandishment
 
Music Department
Vince Guaraldi .... conductor
Lee Charlton .... musician: drums (song: "Surfin' Snoopy") (uncredited)
John Copolla .... musician: trumpet (song: "Surfin' Snoopy") (uncredited)
Eddie Duran .... musician: guitar (song: "Surfin' Snoopy") (uncredited)
Pat Firth .... musician: bass (song: "Surfin' Snoopy") (uncredited)
Jerry Granelli .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Vince Guaraldi .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Fred Marshall .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Frank Snow .... musician: trumpet, "Surfin' Snoopy" (song: "Surfin' Snoopy") (uncredited)
 
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25 min | Argentina:30 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Production ended ten days before it premiered.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Linus makes his speech, he walks up to Charlie Brown and convinces him that what he said is what Christmas is all about. After that, Charlie Brown picks up the tree and starts walking out. However, when he walks past the other kids, Linus is within the crowd, despite the fact that he wasn't supposed to be there.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 know who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem. Maybe Lucy's right. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you're the Charlie Browniest.
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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Perfect Holiday Movie, 10 December 2004
Author: mskdm20 from Texas

One of the best Holiday movies of all time, I wonder why it's not on the AFI top 100 list?

****CAUTION SPOILERS*** THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH TELLS THE READER WHAT THE MOVIE IS ABOUT, IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW, PLEASE DON'T READ ANY FURTHER.

In case you haven't seen the movie, here is how it goes. Charlie Brown (a local boy who seems to fail in everything he does), is upset because no one has given him a Christmas card, plus all of his friends seem to have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. All his sister wants for Christmas are toys, she says, "I want what's coming to me." Charlie buys a tiny Christmas tree for the Christmas play, but it's made fun of by his friends. Fed up with everybody, Charlie finally yells, "Does anyone know the true meaning of Christmas?" What happens next is one of the best scenes in a Christmas movie ever! Charlie's friend stands up and announces to everyone in the room the true meaning of Christmas, quoting from the Bible.

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