Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Good tidings of great joy

The perennial holiday favorite, "A Charlie Brown Christmas", may never see the light of day if produced today. With Christianity the core of its message, this simple morality play would raise the diversity eyebrow in a high arch.

I just want to see the Peanuts gang dance.

Oh, and watching the ‘toon for the I-cannot-even-count-time last night, I’d forgotten how “groovy” the show was, definitely a reflection of its time (Lucy’s doctor is “real in”…love it).

10 comments:

Ole Blue The Heretic said...

I am not Christian but I love the Charlie Brown special.

BTW I memed everyone on my blog roll. You do not have to link to me just do it!

Jodie K said...

Bleu Ole...I had something simliar going on last month, so I must have read your mind and done did it before you even asked ;)

Ole Blue The Heretic said...

You are so brilliant! It is no wonder that you are my friend.

Aries327 said...

Yeah. Holy crap Vince Guaraldi's album is my favorite Christmas music. I never get tired of it. My only complaint is that there's not more of it.

I never realized what a big deal the Charlie Brown Christmas special was until this year, when people at work were emailing each other about when it would air. Now I feel I must tune in this Sunday to watch it.

Joe the Troll said...

I doubt that the core message would be that big an issue. Seperation between church & state doesn't touch TV studios. IDKA Canada, but here in America secularism hasn't quite won yet.

Not only is it a great show, but it is also most kids' first exposure to REAL JAZZ these days.

Jefe said...

I agree with Jodi; I don't think the Charlie Brown Christmas would look anything today like it did back then. Not because of church & state, but because of how fucking politically correct our society has become.

But damn, Vince Gueraldi wrote some great music for that thing.

PJ said...

I absolutely love that show. I have the Vince Gueraldi CD, and every time I listen to it, I remember my kids clustering in front of the TV year after year in great anticipation for Charlie Brown Christmas to come on.

And Jodie, I believe you're absolutely right about how the message would be changed today. Which is why I'm glad the show was made long ago. :-)

Jodie K said...

The Peej! How as your trip to CO? We need to go for martinis and to flirt with boys sometime when you're in town...if you can tear yourself away from your family ;)

Ole Blue The Heretic said...

I miss your post

Jodie K said...

I miss me post too ;) Gots to get back on that horse.

I'm such an attention whore, it's nice to be missed.

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