The Meaning of Christmas…

14 Dec

In some circles there seems to be some confusion as to what Christmas is all about?  But even Charlie Brown knows the meaning of Christmas.

Fifty years ago ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ was first broadcast on American television.  Some network executives thought it would be ignored, while others worried that quoting the Bible would offend viewers.  Some wanted its creator, Charles Schulz, to omit the Christmas story, but Schulz insisted it stay in.  The program was an immediate success and has been rebroadcast every year since 1965.

When Charlie Brown, is discouraged by the commercial spirit of the holiday season, he asks if anyone can tell him the real meaning of Christmas.

Linus recites Luke 2:8-14 including the words, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.  And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”

Then Linus says, “That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”

Jesus, it’s all about You!  Thank you, so much!

(Video less than 2 mins long)

— MLH

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5 Responses to “The Meaning of Christmas…”

  1. dawnlizjones December 14, 2015 at 9:22 PM #

    I grew up on this show!

    • Mark Hendrickson December 14, 2015 at 11:32 PM #

      It is a classic… but I’ve probably only seen it once. We didn’t have a TV when I was a kid… just the big outdoors.

  2. Karen Krajewski December 15, 2015 at 9:22 PM #

    Loved Charlie Brown! This was fun!

    • Mark Hendrickson December 15, 2015 at 10:27 PM #

      Linus knew what it’s all about… and now Charlie Brown does. And maybe our American public will, too.

  3. Mel Wild December 18, 2015 at 10:29 AM #

    Linus preaching perfect Christmas theology. I still watch this show every year. 🙂

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