(WASHINGTON POST) In the classic holiday TV special "A Charlie Brown Christmas," the main Peanuts character, saddened by the over-commercialization of December 25, decides to put on a play.
But when his classmates push him to modernize the production and mock his sparse Christmas tree, Charlie Brown, exasperated, shouts out: "Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?"
Linus, his thumb-sucking and blanket-toting best friend, speaks up.
"Sure, Charlie Brown," he says. "I can tell you what Christmas is all about."
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