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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 »
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A Very Different Christmas See more (116 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order)
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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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, "Surfin' Snoopy" (uncredited)
Eddie Duran .... musician: guitar (song: "Surfin' Snoopy") (uncredited)
Pat Firth .... musician: bass, "Surfin' Snoopy" (uncredited)
Jerry Granelli .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Vince Guaraldi .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Fred Marshall .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Frank Snow .... musician: trumpet, "Surfin' Snoopy" (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
25 min | Argentina:30 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia:
The original broadcast included some brief animated sections which included the logo of Coca-Cola, the show's original sponsor. These have been edited out of subsequent broadcasts and the video release. Right after the opening title, Linus crashed into a sign advertising Coca-Cola after being tossed by Snoopy. (Look at current versions and you'll notice that we never see where Linus lands!) The closing carol originally included the complete verse (instead of fading out) with a final on-screen "Merry Christmas from your local bottler of Coca-Cola" right after the United Feature Syndicate credit at the end.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During Linus's speech from Luke 2:8-14, he drops his security blanket when he says, "Fear not: for behold..." He continues the rest of his speech with the blanket on the stage next to him. However, in the long shot when he says, "And on earth peace, good will toward men," it's back in his left hand. Immediately after, when his speech in finished, he makes a point of picking his blanket up off the stage.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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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A Very Different Christmas, 14 December 2003
Author: travisimo from Pocatello, Idaho, USA

A Charlie Brown Christmas is probably the most unique Christmas film you can find. It's different because the Peanuts gang seem melancholy and introspective much of the time. I mean, do kids really worry about the commercialization of Christmas?!

Nevertheless, the special really speaks to adults and probably older kids, and keeps you thinking after it's over. It has a very good message, and the music, while also melancholy, sticks with you for a long time afterwards. You could probably play a few notes of their "Christmastime" song, and I'll immediately picture this film. This movie should definitely become part of anybody's holiday collection, even if it's only to stand out from the other material.

My IMDb Rating: 9/10. My Yahoo! Grade: A- (Almost Perfect)

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