Multiple generations will be gathering around the good old fashioned TV set (AKA the modern big flat screen) tonight at 8 pm local time here in the U.S. to watch the fiftieth airing of the iconic Emmy award-winning Christmas television special A Charlie Brown Christmas on ABC.
This year there will be a special 30-minute show preceeding the showing of the Peanuts gang holiday classic, hosted by Kristen Bell and featuring celebrities like Kristen Chenoweth, Sarah MacLachlan, Matthew Morrison and others who will be singing and sharing their own memories. A Charlie Brown Christmas, if you didn't already know, is the second longest running holiday special behind Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
|Charles Schulz and his 4 kids|
Here's a clip that will take you down memory lane to get in the mood for tonight's special which kids, parents, grand parents and great grandparents will all be watching together.
During the past year it has been particularly thrilling for me to have had the privilege to work as a brand ambassador for A Charlie Brown Christmas. Not only did I get to interview Jill Schulz about what it was like growing up as the daughter of the great cartoonist Charles Schulz I had the opportunity to chat with Sally Dryer, the voice of the original Violet as well, as talk to composer David Benoit about his musical connections to Mr. Schulz, Linus and Lucy.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Airs Tonight 11/30 at 8:00 pm
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