Trending on Twitter in the US on Thursday night was #CharlieBrownChristmas with approximately 8000 tweets at the time of writing, thanks to the rerun of A Charlie Brown Christmas for the 52nd year. The 25-minute long animated television special originally aired on the 9th of December 1965 and was so well-received that it has aired during the Christmas season every year since. According to TV Guide, A Charlie Brown Christmas is the second longest running Christmas special after Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Let’s see what netizens have had to say about this year’s re-run.
Scenes from the Show
Many individuals posted gif images or videos that they felt were the most memorable.
— Alicia S. Edwards (@AliciaSEdwards) December 1, 2017
— Jennyfer Hildre (@JennyferHildre) December 1, 2017
— Daniel Croxton (@Teheheman) December 1, 2017
While others expressed their pleasure at getting to watch the show again, saying that it was a childhood tradition or that they did not feel like the Christmas season had truly begun until they had watched A Charlie Brown Christmas.
— Lark Logan (@LarkLogan) December 1, 2017
— Jacob P Turchi (@Jacob_Turchi) December 1, 2017
— Lexi (@lexifrompa) December 1, 2017
As the special itself makes reference to religion, suggesting that Christmas is truly about the celebration of Christ’s birth rather than the commercial overtones it has taken on over the years, some people have used the opportunity to highlight their religious beliefs.
Love the moment Linus drops his security blanket when quoting the angel from Luke 2, “Fear not!”#CharlieBrownChristmas
— LauraDakota (@LauraDakota) December 1, 2017
#CharlieBrownChristmas, the only popular cartoon I’ve ever seen that admits Chirstmas is about Christ
— Edward Perry (@edw_perry) December 1, 2017
— Liss (@that1ElisaGirl) December 1, 2017
Some individuals have also uploaded photographs of themselves with make-shift props related to the show. Most popular, of course, is the replica of Charlie Brown’s Christmas sapling.
— John Hart (@JohnHartWJBF) December 1, 2017
— Noah LeBreton 🌐 (@NoahCLeBreton) December 1, 2017
Others posted photographs of themselves watching the show, typically with a Christmas tree or a family pet as accompaniment.
Did you watch A Charlie Brown Christmas when it aired this time around? If so, do share with us what you thought about it in the comments!