Charlie Brown: I guess you were right, Linus. I shouldn't have picked this little tree. Everything I do turns into a disaster. I guess I really don't know what Christmas is all about.
[shouting in desperation]
Charlie Brown: Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?
Linus Van Pelt: Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about.
[moves toward the center of the stage]
Linus Van Pelt: Lights, please.
[a spotlight shines on Linus]
Linus Van Pelt: "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'"
[Linus picks up his blanket and walks back towards Charlie Brown]
Linus Van Pelt: That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.
Christmas is just around the corner. For some, it is already upon us. Black Friday sales happened, presents bought, many stores had Christmas displays up on Halloween. Radio stations began playing Christmas music the day after (if not before) Thanksgiving. Families have decorated their houses & cut/brought down their tree & it is all trimmed; stockings hung by the fire with care. Elves are doing some crazy/silly things in people's homes. ABC Family & Hallmark Channels have their traditional countdown of movies already airing. All of these things point to Christmas to so many people. But I wonder if the REAL meaning of Christmas has gotten lost? I think Linus sums it up best:
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