A Charlie Brown Christmas
December 22, 2016 10:13pm CST
Today I was mentioning to @DWDavis that my favorite Christmas show was A Charlie Brown Christmas. It first came out in 1965, when I was only 10 years old. Charlie Brown was depressed during the holiday season. Even then, the show touched on the over-commercialism of Christmas. The music was my favorite, featuring a jazz score by pianist Vince Guaraldi. It is probably my favorite Christmas album ever. I just turned on the television (which I rarely watch), and lo and behold, I will be watching it for the next hour.
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• Pikeville, North Carolina
Thank for the mention! I find it interesting how early you can find references to the over-commercialization of Christmas. It is mentioned in Miracle on 34th Street during the scene with Kris and Albert in the employee locker room, and that came out in 1947. Considering the modern Christmas we celebrate with Santa and such only came into being in the mid1800s, and was used commercially almost immediately, I find complaints about the over-commercialization of the holiday ironic.
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• United States
As do I. And people think that's a new phenomenon. It's why when people talk about the way things were in the old days, I have to laugh. And if you study philosophy, much of the complaints of today are the same as back that wasn't of years ago, it was just a little different in the topic. People Are People. And we don't really change much.
• Los Angeles, California
First off, I appreciate any mention of one of my all time favorite movies. Yes, Miracle very explicitly brought up the commercialism issue. Not just the scene with Albert but when the manager tells Santa what toys to push at the kids.