DVD 25 mins IMDB 8.4
NR (Not Rated)
Peanuts: A Charlie Brown Christmas / It's Christmastime Again
Paramount Pictures (1965)
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Animation, Children, Family, Holiday
USA  /  English

Ann Altieri Freida
Chris Doran Schroeder
Sally Dryer Violet
Bill Melendez Snoopy
Karen Mendelson Lucy
Geoffrey Ornstein Pig-Pen
Peter Robbins Charlie Brown
Christopher Shea Linus van Pelt
Kathy Steinberg Sally Brown
Tracy Stratford Lucy Van Pelt

Director Bill Melendez
Producer Bill Melendez; Lee Mendelson
Writer Charles M. Schulz

This half-hour Christmas show is one of the truly lovable animated specials in TV history, a status proved by its annual network telecast since 1965. A Charlie Brown Christmas was the first, and best, of a series of programs based on the Charles M. Schulz cartoon strip "Peanuts." Hapless hero Charlie Brown finds himself depressed at Christmastime, searching for the true meaning of the holiday amidst the glitz and commercialism of the modern age. Appointed director of the school holiday pageant, Charlie Brown ventures out with Linus to buy "a great, big, shiny aluminum Christmas tree." Instead they bring back a miserable tree--a real one. A Charlie Brown Christmas shows off the "Peanuts" gang doing what they do best: Lucy is bossy, Snoopy is crazy, Linus is sweet, and Pig Pen is, well, filthy. Instead of using adult actors trying to sound like kids, the production features real children providing the voices, an endearing effect. The jazz music score, composed by Vince Guaraldi, has become a classic in its own right; like so much about this program, it's an unexpected but perfectly right choice. --Robert Horton

Edition Details
Distributor Paramount
Barcode 097361561349
Region Region 1
Chapters 14
Release Date 9/12/2000
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Subtitles English; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Mono [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1

Bonus Feature: It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown Interactive Menus Scene Selection