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Charles M. Schulz (created by)
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8 December 2002 (USA) See more »
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Ready, set, glow as the Peanuts Gang gets into the spirit of the season!
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The Peanuts gang have more misadventures at Christmas time. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Wesley Singerman ... Charlie Brown (voice)
Serena Berman ... Lucy Van Pelt (voice)
Corey Padnos ... Linus Van Pelt (voice)
Megan Taylor Harvey ... Sally Brown (voice)

Chrystopher Ryan Johnson ... Schroeder (voice) (as Christopher Ryan Johnson)

Timmy Deters ... Rerun Van Pelt (voice)

Lauren Schaffel ... Jezebel / Lydia (voice)
Bill Melendez ... Snoopy / Woodstock (voice)
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Directed by
Larry Leichliter 
 
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Charles M. Schulz (created by)

Charles M. Schulz (written by)

Produced by
Bill Melendez .... producer
Lee Mendelson .... executive producer
Warren Taylor .... line producer
 
Casting by
Sandy Claxton Arnold  (as Sandy Claxton-Arnold)
 
Production Management
Carole Barnes .... production manager
Paul Vitello .... post-production supervisor
 
Art Department
Ashley Lenz .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Glen Darcey .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
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Glen Darcey .... digital artist (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Carole Barnes .... checking
Jane Gonzales .... checking
Andy Kim .... animation producer
Brian Mark .... layout artist
Al Pabian .... clean-up artist
Joe Roman .... clean-up artist
Dean Spille .... color stylist
Vicki White .... checking
 
Music Department
David Benoit .... music arranger
David Benoit .... musician: piano and keyboards
Blake Martin Moulin .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Joanna Coletta .... production assistant
Glenn Mendelson .... production assistant
Jason Mendelson .... story developer
Kristy Mendelson .... production assistant
Carol Neal .... production assistant
Cookie Tricarico .... production assistant
 

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Sally Brown:I'm going out to fall down a Christmas tree.
Charlie Brown:You mean cut down.
Sally Brown:I don't know how to cut down a Christmas tree. When I look at it, I hope that it just falls down.
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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
You MUST be kidding me!!!!!!!!, 8 December 2008
Author: PeskyBear511 from Austin, TX

I have loads of trouble believing that Charles "Sparky" Schultz signed off on this let ALONE wrote it! For those of us who grew up on Peanuts characters, both the specials and the comic strip, this bears very little resemblance other than the characters look relatively the same. You need look not further than some of the quotations posted on the quotations page for this show.

Lucy Van Pelt (to Schroeder): You know why I don't want you to get me anything for Christmas? Because I know you hate me.

Lucy Van Pelt (to Linus): You have to give me a Christmas present. It says so in the Bible.

In one scene, Sally steals a tree out of another kids yard. When he confronts her and they have words, she calls him "ugly". Then she later returns the tree, dismissing her theft as a "misunderstanding".

Please do not "misunderstand" ME here. I realise this is not 1965 any longer. And no, people don't like their icons being messed with. I get that. But the original Christmas special is a classic because it addresses issues we all contend with during the holidays, from commercialism, to greed, to loneliness and disaffection, to matters of spirituality. And it does so in a way that both children and adults can understand. When someone is mean to Charlie Brown, you feel the despair he feels. There are no actual arguments, and other than the term "blockhead" (which I have never heard anyone use even in real life), no one says anything mean. Words like "hate" are never used. No one ever "steals" ANYTHING. And it certainly never perverts the Biblical message.

Children (and most adults) parrot what they see on TV. Are these the values that we wish to be teaching our children? That it's okay to steal and then call people names? That, if you don't hate me then you should be buying me something to prove that you don't hate me? I know our values as a society have gone askew, but is THIS the they way we wish to teach our children to behave? Do we not have nearly enough negative images for those who are very impressionable to sink their teeth into? To this I can only say, "OH GOOD GRIEF!!!!!!!!"

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