Charles M. Schulz was a genius and a personal hero of mine.
I truly mourned his death in 2000.
But he also had the truly definitive Christmas episode.
And the definitive speech was by Linus Van Pelt, the wise but insecure brother of terror Lucy.
So here it is. Merry Christmas from an “ignorant”, “racist”, “moron” who “clings to his guns and religion” “domestic terrorist” “teabagger” 🙂
Linus and the True Meaning of Christmas
Charlie Brown: “Isn’t there ANYONE who knows what Christmas is all about?!?!
Linus: “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 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.’ ” (Luke 2:8-14)
“You see, Charlie Brown—that’s what Christmas is all about.”
Sorry, couldn’t help myself! 🙂
Garfield: “All right, you guys. Just permit me one sentimental moment here, will ya? I have something to say. Christmas, it’s not the giving, it’s not the getting, it’s the loving. There, I said it, now get out of here.” (A Garfield Christmas)
No, I mean it. Get outta here. Come Back tomorrow… 🙂