Christmas Film Festival : February 2013 A Charlie Brown Christmas
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I'm not really "qualified" to speak on children, because I don't have children. But personally I'd like kids to be able to see "A Charlie Brown Christmas." The simple and straightforward way in which the Bible reading is done is non-inflammatory (or should be), and would be a good starting point for talking with children about the verses and what they mean. Linus's recitation is my favorite part of the special. The whole special is a good starting point for a discussion about what Christmas means to oneself and one's own family values.
Could you imagine the uproar if this special was made and released for the first time in 2012 ? When I was a kid this special was one I loooked forward to every year. I can remember the half page display in the tv guide every year the week it was on.Of course we only had maybe 6 channels to choose from so it was big when these specials came on.
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I enjoy the simplicity of a Charlie Brown Christmas, living in England I was probably around 12 or 13 when I first saw this. I take no offence to the Biblical verse in this Cartoon, people who are "offended" need to take into context when this was made, and if they are still offended watch something else.
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Living in the "Bible Belt", I never even had an idea that anyone in the world had a problem with it...until the internet entered the scene. Then, it seems, the movie was this big deal just because of the recitation of a few lines from the Bible.
I don't get the whole "I'm offended by it, so YOU have to stop it" idea, anyway. There's PLENTY on TV that offends me these days, and I respond by...wait for it...turning the channel. It's Charlie Brown, for goodness' sake. It is just about as inoffensive a cartoon as has ever been made. The same people who complain about A Charlie Brown Christmas probably also watch Adult Swim on Cartoon Network. That stuff is as offensive as it gets (on a cartoon station!), but I respond by blocking the channel.
Funny, I didn't even have to go to court, or try to take it away from someone who, incomprehensibly, enjoys it. Now I can focus on the things that are important to me.
And, to agree with Jay, The Charlie Brown specials all gave me an appreciation for jazz that I'd never had before. Not that I ever disliked it before. I had simply never really been exposed to it. I love the music for the Charlie Brown specials!
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