A Charlie Brown Christmas

A brief update on the snowfall from yesterday’s post:

Yeah…I think that was the extent of our white Christmas. Frosty – may he rest in peace.

I was bummed out that President Obama’s speech preempted the Charlie Brown Christmas special. Oh, I know I could have rented it, but it’s just not the same. I remember looking forward to watching it every year growing up, and while I can’t bring you the show in its entirety, here’s the true meaning of Christmas as told by everyone’s favorite blanket toting Peanuts character, Linus:

I’ll be doing some Christmas shopping this week. This year I intend to do much more praying and a lot less stressing about the perfect gift for those on my list. Because as Linus eluded to, we’ve already been offered the best gift of all. If we’ve accepted the gift, that’s certainly cause for rejoicing this Christmas.

And speaking of gifts, have you taken the Ten Dollar Challenge yet? (And yes, I’m going to shamelessly promote this all month long – just saying.)

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7 Responses to “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

  1. ~*Michelle*~ December 6, 2009 at 9:19 am #

    >Preach it Linus…..

    I'll never tire of that scene (or movie for that matter)

    When you spoke about stressing about the perfect gift buying, it reminded me of something I spoke about last Season in reference to this. So forgive my copy/pasting

    "Jesus told the Pharisees that they should host a feast but not invite all their peers, leaders and "higher up" friends.

    These people could always repay them for their efforts.

    No, they should invite the cripple, lame and poor…..people who could never repay them for the feast…….but their reward would come in other ways. Not so sure that the Pharisees listened…..but this concept def. intrigued me. It's true…..we often go the extra mile in gift giving for people, who let's face it……don't really need "stuff", ykwim? I mean, it's nice to get someone a present for Christmas, but sometimes we really start going overboard with wracking our brain to buy a gift for that "person who has everything" or "is hard to buy for". And quite frankly……most of the time, that person really isn't super impressed or ends up returning it."

    Not sure if that fits into what you are talking about, but I felt the need to share that message.

    Have a beautiful Sunday!

  2. ♥ Kathy December 6, 2009 at 12:36 pm #

    >That's my favorite scene! Sorry about Frosty 🙁

  3. L.T. Elliot December 6, 2009 at 6:59 pm #

    >I haven't taken the challenge yet (too sick to leave the house) but I am advertising it on my blog and I will be doing the $10 challenge as soon as I can get vertical.

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Corinne December 6, 2009 at 9:14 pm #

    >We had our first real snow last night, and it caught me off guard for some reason, but I still love it!
    Sorry Charlie Brown got cut off… we have a copy of it, but you're right, it's not the same. Maybe they'll air it a second time…

  5. Annie K December 6, 2009 at 10:27 pm #

    >Kat, I now have over 8" of snow in my front yard.

    But I'm not trying to one-up you or anything. I was just sayin'.

  6. Terri Tiffany December 7, 2009 at 9:12 am #

    >You have more snow than us! LOL enjoy!

  7. Melinda Lancaster December 8, 2009 at 2:34 am #

    >Linus had a lot of wisdom for someone so young.

    Thanks for this post.

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