A Charlie Brown Christmas turns 50 this year! It was first aired on CBS on December 9, 1965.
Its message is a much-needed reminder that the birth of Jesus Christ is the “true” meaning of Christmas, instead of the prevalent “over-commercialization and secularism.”
Interestingly, director and producer Bill Melendez — he also provided the voice for Snoopy — initially saw A Charlie Brown Christmas a failure. But one of the animators, Ed Levitt, was more positive regarding the special, telling him it was “the best special [he’ll] ever make […] This show is going to run for a hundred years.”
Well, it’s only been fifty years — and we’re still counting! 🙂
And here’s the TV special in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Kristen Bell hosted the event with performances by Kristin Chenoweth, Sarah McLachlan, Boyz II Men, Pentatonix, David Benoit, and the All-American Boys Chorus.
😀 ⭐ ❤ ⭐ 😀