Holy Grail: Christmas Edition

“There were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and goodwill towards men.”

“That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”

A Charlie Brown Christmas

It’s hard to beat the animated Christmas specials. Ever since I was a kid I always enjoy Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. Ever since its release in 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas  holds a special place in my heart. Peanuts was dad’s favorite comic strip. I made him this picture one year for Christmas. I don’t know if that was the characters, its acknowledgment of the true meaning of Christmas, or the soundtrack. Whatever it was, its magic continues to be relevant year after year.

Now that Thanksgiving is over the Spirit of Christmas is everywhere. We decorate our homes, trees, etc. And Christmas music fills the air. Everyone has their favorites. It’s hard to beat the classics like Andy Williams and Nat King Cole. Linda enjoys Amy Grant. But the one album that brings back memories of my youth is the soundtrack from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Let me know your favorites.

I’m happy to kick off this year’s Christmas Carol program with the opening track from this album.


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