Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Christmas Time Is Here

I hadn't planned on posting anything today, but thanks to a startling discovery made only five minutes ago, I decided to reconsider - and since I've been posting about holiday classics anyway......

While it seems borderline sacrilege to air A Charlie Brown Christmas less than two weeks after showing its Thanksgiving counterpart, this is indeed what is being done. The special will air tonight at 8:00 on your local ABC affiliate. Unlike the Thanksgiving edition, this Charlie Brown episode kicks some mighty ass, for reasons I can't really explain. Maybe it's because it's the oldest and most classically trendy. Maybe..... it's because...... all the kids... talk.... like this.... Charlie Brown. Maybe it's the simplicity of the whole thing. Maybe it's the fantastic soundtrack. Maybe it's all of these things combined. In any case, it's one of the all time great Christmas specials, and it's on tonight.

As usual, we... er.. I, here at Murky Words will do my part to prepare you for the upcoming hour of television bliss by linking to some related material:

You can find all sorts of interesting and heretofore unknown facts about the show here. Don't forget to take the accompanying quiz as well (which I scored 90% on. Yeah, that's right. I rule the school.) And of course we have more music from the Vince Guaraldi Trio - this time with a bunch of young'uns who can definitely hit the high notes. Enjoy everyone.

Download: Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal)


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