A Charlie Brown Christmas aired as part of the Christmas season for the fiftieth time last night.
It seems like a lot of the things I enjoy are celebrating milestone anniversaries these days. But there aren’t many that I’ve watched longer than A Charlie Brown Christmas.*
*I suspect I’m not alone in this.
Growing up, it seemed like the special aired a bit closer to Christmas than it does now. This created a bit of an issue when my family was stationed in Hawaii for four years. This was in the days before satellite television and so television programs were generally shown in our fiftieth state a week behind their transmission date in the continental United States. ** This sometimes meant that certain Christmas specials would air the week after Christmas. This was also the days when VCRs were a bit luxury item and we’d often say that if we had one, it would be worth it to record all the Christmas specials one year and then watch then the next year leading up Christmas instead of after it
** Of course, we could also go to the beach on Christmas day. It’s all a trade-off! Continue reading