Tonight is the 40th Anniversary of the Charlie Brown Christmas Special - showing on ABC at 8:00 pm. It was always a tradition in our family growing up to sit down and watch it together. It was fairly controversial when it was first aired - especially Linus telling the story of Christmas from the Book of Luke - but is now widely accepted over the generations as a classic.
Others in the same period that have tended to cross generation lines were Frosty the Snowman (with Burl Ives), Rudolph (and the Land of Misfit Toys), Little Drummer Boy, and the Grinch.
WeeP is almost 3 this year for Christmas and she is really getting into it -"helping" to decorate the tree was a blast and frustrating at the same time. Tonight however we plan to sit down and watch Charlie Brown tonight together.
Did the Cyburbians out there watch these shows? Do they harbor memories - good or bad?