Director(s)Bill Melendez
Producer(s)Bill Melendez, Lee Mendelson (executive)
Top GenresAnimation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Short Films
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A Charlie Brown Christmas Overview:

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) was a Animation - Family Film directed by Bill Melendez and produced by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson.

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Encore Podcast: The Miracle of "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

By David on Nov 29, 2019 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" wasn't intentionally created to be timeless, but because of its simplicity and sincerity, timeless it is. Miraculously, it avoids every cliche associated with children's animation and is a perfect blending of music, words and images that clearly conveys one man's vision a... Read full article


The Miracle of "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

By David on Dec 14, 2018 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" wasn't intentionally created to be timeless, but because of its simplicity and sincerity, timeless it is. Miraculously, it avoids every cliche associated with children's animation and is a perfect blending of music, words and images that clearly conveys one man's vision a... Read full article


25 Days of Christmas: A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

on Dec 24, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

This review originally ran December 23rd, 2011. ?I still adore this Christmas special! As we get ever closer to Christmas Day we’re hitting the best Christmas films to watch. ?This isn’t a film per se, it’s a television special, but it’s iconic to Christmas. ?It’s the 1... Read full article


25 Days of Christmas: A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

on Dec 22, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

This review originally ran December 23rd, 2011. ?I still adore this Christmas special! As we get ever closer to Christmas Day we’re hitting the best Christmas films to watch. ?This isn’t a film per se, it’s a television special, but it’s iconic to Christmas. ?It’s the 1... Read full article


25 Days of Christmas: A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

on Dec 21, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

This review originally ran December 23rd, 2011. ?I still adore this Christmas special! As we get ever closer to Christmas Day we’re hitting the best Christmas films to watch. ?This isn’t a film per se, it’s a television special, but it’s iconic to Christmas. ?It’s the 1... Read full article


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When they first saw the show, CBS executives were horrified at the idea of an animated Christmas special with such a blatant message. They also strongly objected to the fact that the show had no canned laughter.
First Peanuts special produced and directed by Bill Melendez.
During his famed speech, Linus, who is well known to be dependent on his security blanket, actually lets go of it when he recites these words: "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy," which is from Luke 2:10.
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