Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Charlie Brown Christmas: A Good One #150

Capitalist kids ruthlessly berate and ridicule a non-conformist treehugger and rightfully give him what-for in this maudlin Yuletide special, and man, it's depressing. Seriously, why can't Ol' Chuck get with the program? Buy stuff. Buy lots and lots of stuff because that's how people know you love them. And you should buy your many soulless holiday items from a huge soulless multi-national corporation because the selection at the local stores sucks because they're all going out of business. Don't you know there's a War On Xmas? Oh good grief! The poor beleaguered holiday only lasts from the middle of October through February 1st, and almost no one knows about it. If only the world's retailers could get behind it and give it a push, but sadly, there's hardly any marketing or advertisements for it at all. It's like it's not even there. But I digress. Anyway, the Peanuts Gang tries to get down and get funky to the jazzy piano stylings of Vince Guaraldi, and Chuck is being a huge drag, so they all bully him but he had it coming because he is trying to convince everyone that "less is more", but clearly More Is More. They prove More Is More when the kids start "cooperating" and turn the tiny Xmas twig into a blinged out tree, but I could be wrong. In conclusion, it's a classic holiday program blah-blah-blah, and they show it once a year so you should probably watch it, but It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown is superior for obvious reasons. I watched it on local television programming because I think there's some sort of law requiring it, and I promise never to do that again. Here's a clip:

Oops, someone replaced my clip with a commercial for Zingers Snack Cakes. Buy Zingers.

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