History WesternAnimation / ACharlieBrownChristmas

12th Dec '17 7:04:53 PM SwampAdder
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* LongRunners: It's only one 26-minute special, but considering how many consecutive years it's been shown on network TV? It ''definitely'' counts.
9th Dec '17 8:52:34 AM TrendingToon1
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: After spending the whole special in a depression, Charlie Brown is inspired by Linus' speak that he shouldn't let it bother him anymore, and his brief HeroicBSOD is solved when the other kids fix the tree for him.


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* SurprisinglyHappyEnding: When Charlie Brown thinks he "killed" the tree after placing just one ornament on it, the rest of the kids fix it to surprise him and they all sing together, bringing the special to a wonderful finish.
9th Dec '17 12:41:24 AM Pennyforth
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-->'''Lucy:''' "Charlie Brown ''is'' a blockhead....but he ''did'' get a nice tree."
6th Dec '17 2:40:16 AM jayharrison
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* BitingTheHandHumor: An unintentional example (maybe), but at one point Charlie Brown discovers a contest to win cash for the best Christmas lights and display and is left confused and shocked. Creator/{{ABC}}, who currently broadcasts the special during the season, has aired programs such as ''The Great Christmas Light Fight'', which is, yes, basically [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a contest just like the one in the special]].
* BootstrappedTheme: The song from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G8XH4WDxP4 the dance sequence]], titled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgoPl35n_AY "Linus and Lucy"]], is often considered the ''Peanuts'' theme song.

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* BitingTheHandHumor: An unintentional example (maybe), but at one point Charlie Brown discovers a contest to win cash for the best Christmas lights and display and is left confused and shocked. Creator/{{ABC}}, who currently broadcasts the special during the season, has aired programs such as ''The Great Christmas Light Fight'', which is, yes, basically [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a contest just like the one in the special]].
special]] taken UpToEleven.
* BootstrappedTheme: The song from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G8XH4WDxP4 the dance sequence]], titled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgoPl35n_AY "Linus and Lucy"]], is often considered the ''Peanuts'' to be ''Peanuts''[='=] official theme song.song. Not surprising, since "Linus & Lucy" is played during almost every Charlie Brown special.



* ChekhovsGun: Snoopy's Christmas lights (which he puts on his ''dog house'' for the big neighborhood Christmas light display contest... which he wins). Said lights, a symbol of "Commercialization", ironically become the trimmings that give Charlie Brown's tree new life!
* ChristmasCarolers: Ends with the gang outside standing around a Christmas tree and singing carols together.
* CrowdSong: The impromptu "ooooooooo" version of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" after the tree's transformation, followed by the real thing when Charlie Brown shows up.

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* ChekhovsGun: Snoopy's Christmas lights (which he puts on his ''dog house'' for the big neighborhood Christmas light display contest... which he wins). Said lights, a symbol of "Commercialization", "commercialization", ironically become the trimmings that give Charlie Brown's tree new life!
* ChristmasCarolers: Ends ChristmasCarolers / CrowdSong: This show ends with the gang outside standing around a Christmas tree and singing carols together.
* CrowdSong:
"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing". The kids start with an impromptu "ooooooooo" version of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" after the tree's transformation, followed by the real thing when Charlie Brown shows up.



-->'''Charlie Brown''': "I've killed it. AUGHH! Everything I touch gets ruined!"

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-->'''Charlie Brown''': Brown:''' "I've killed it. AUGHH! Everything I touch gets ruined!"



* EyebrowWaggle: Linus gives one upon telling Lucy about turning his blanket into a sport coat.



* HearMeTheMoney: Lucy loves to hear that old money plink, that beautiful sound of cold hard cash, that beautiful ''beautiful'' sound…

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* HearMeTheMoney: Lucy loves to hear that old money plink, that beautiful sound of cold hard cash, that beautiful ''beautiful'' sound…sound of nickels, nickels, nickels!



* HotAndCold: Even Lucy gets some sweetness, and it's not just toward Schroeder...
* JerkassRealization: Those who laughed at Charlie Brown's tree, Lucy especially, all have a change of heart following Linus's heartfelt speech.

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* HotAndCold: Even Lucy gets gives some sweetness, and it's not just toward Schroeder...
* JerkassRealization: Those who laughed at Charlie Brown's tree, Lucy especially, all have a change of heart following Linus's Linus' heartfelt speech.



* LongRunners: It's only one 26-minute special, but considering how many consecutive years it's been shown on TV? It ''definitely'' counts.

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* LongRunners: It's only one 26-minute special, but considering how many consecutive years it's been shown on network TV? It ''definitely'' counts.



-->'''Charlie Brown''': Am I right?... I said, ''AM I RIGHT??!''

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-->'''Charlie Brown''': Brown:''' Am I right?... right? I said, ''AM ''"AM I RIGHT??!''RIGHT?!"''



* OnlyFriend: Linus is the only one who doesn't laugh at Charlie Brown.

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* OnlyFriend: Linus is Linus, Pig-Pen, and Sally are the only one kids at the auditorium who doesn't don't laugh at Charlie Brown.Brown and his tree.
4th Dec '17 3:30:14 PM DocStone
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** You'll never see the potential of the people (or trees) you dismiss for superficial reasons.
3rd Dec '17 10:05:51 AM TrendingToon1
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->''"Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?"''

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->''"Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?"''
about?!"''\\
''"Sure, Charlie Brown. I can tell you what Christmas is all about..."''


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* JerkassRealization: Those who laughed at Charlie Brown's tree, Lucy especially, all have a change of heart following Linus's heartfelt speech.
25th Nov '17 1:23:20 PM hullflyer
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* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: After all he went through in the both special and his life in general, seeing Charlie Brown smiling is so special to see him happy for a change.

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* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: After all he went through in the both the special and his life in general, seeing Charlie Brown smiling is so special to see him happy for a change.
25th Nov '17 1:18:02 PM hullflyer
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* EverybodyDoTheEndlessLoop: The "dancing" scene, which is also one of the most-parodied and iconic sequences from the special.

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* EverybodyDoTheEndlessLoop: The "dancing" scene, which is also one of the most-parodied and iconic sequences from the special. It currently provides the trope's page image.
11th Mar '17 11:47:44 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BitingTheHandHumor: An unintentional example (maybe), but at one point Charlie Brown discovers a contest to win cash for the best Christmas lights and display and is left confused and shocked. ABC, who currently broadcasts the special during the season, has aired programs such as ''The Great Christmas Light Fight'', which is, yes, basically [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a contest just like the one in the special]].

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* BitingTheHandHumor: An unintentional example (maybe), but at one point Charlie Brown discovers a contest to win cash for the best Christmas lights and display and is left confused and shocked. ABC, Creator/{{ABC}}, who currently broadcasts the special during the season, has aired programs such as ''The Great Christmas Light Fight'', which is, yes, basically [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a contest just like the one in the special]].
28th Dec '16 8:57:09 AM tropower
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This humble television special that no one had any faith in – CBS was fully-prepared to disown it and only aired it out of legal obligation[[labelnote:*]] (they quickly changed their tune when the ratings came in; ''literally half of America'' watched it; for reference, the only other things on American TV to earn that high an audience share are the Super Bowl [sometimes] and the final episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'')[[/labelnote]] – ended up turning ''Peanuts'' into a multimedia juggernaut, with several dozen more specials over the next four decades, [[WesternAnimation/TheCharlieBrownAndSnoopyShow a]] SaturdayMorningCartoon that ran for two seasons, [[WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown four]] [[WesternAnimation/SnoopyComeHome thea]][[WesternAnimation/RaceForYourLifeCharlieBrown trical]] [[WesternAnimation/BonVoyageCharlieBrown films]][[note]]Plus a new adaptation from the makers of the WesternAnimation/IceAge movies.[[/note]], and two Broadway musicals[[note]]Both of which were given a RecursiveAdaptation as a TV special.[[/note]]. In 2015, ABC aired a two-hour special called ''It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown'', which focuses on the enduring popularity of ''A Charlie Brown Christmas''.

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This humble television special that no one had any faith in – CBS was fully-prepared to disown it and only aired it out of legal obligation[[labelnote:*]] (they quickly changed their tune when the ratings came in; ''literally half of America'' watched it; for reference, the only other things on American TV to earn that high an audience share are the Super Bowl [sometimes] and the final episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'')[[/labelnote]] – ended up turning ''Peanuts'' into a multimedia juggernaut, with several dozen more specials over the next four decades, [[WesternAnimation/TheCharlieBrownAndSnoopyShow a]] a SaturdayMorningCartoon that ran for two seasons, [[WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown four]] [[WesternAnimation/SnoopyComeHome thea]][[WesternAnimation/RaceForYourLifeCharlieBrown trical]] [[WesternAnimation/BonVoyageCharlieBrown films]][[note]]Plus a new adaptation from the makers of the WesternAnimation/IceAge movies.[[/note]], and two Broadway musicals[[note]]Both of which were given a RecursiveAdaptation as a TV special.[[/note]]. In 2015, ABC aired a two-hour special called ''It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown'', which focuses on the enduring popularity of ''A Charlie Brown Christmas''.
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