It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

One of my favorites is on tonight (I believe ABC) at 8:00 EST.

I just found out or I would have given you more notice.


“I didn’t know you were going to kill it!”

Be sure to catch Medium Large this week. They’re offering “deleted” scenes from the special. Tuesday’s is especially funny.

I got a rock…

Thank you, Khadaji, I just turned it (and the DVR) on. :slight_smile:

“Never jump into a pile of leaves with a wet sucker.”

I hope that not too many people from work watched it, because I’m hosting a viewing of it at lunchtime on Thursday. :slight_smile:

(Feel free to stop by if you’re in the area! ;))

Okay, debate time. Which one is better: A Charlie Brown Christmas or It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown?

Discuss amongst yourselves.

A Charlie Brown Christmas wins hands down. Its’ anti-commercialism message coupled with a rough-around-the-edges animation look has endeared it to audiences for decades; a true moldbreaker. Great Pumpkin falls a distant second and every other Peanuts animated special is regrettable to say the least.

I can’t really say that one is better than the other. Neither one is meant to be the same. But I can say that A Charlie Brown Christmas is, hands down, the best Christmas special ever made. Not even How the Grinch Stole Christmas gets specific as to why we have Christmas in the first place.

I once had the chance to read the second chapter of Luke in church, and in King James version too. I did not succumb, although I was mightily tempted at the end of it to say, instead of the usual “The word of the Lord” , " and that’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown" I didn’t, but I wanted to.

I love the Grinch, Rudolph, Frosty and so on. But Charlie Brown will never be topped in it’s category.

Yeah, but Pumpkin has a beloved cartoon icon hiding in a bombed-out farmhouse to avoid the Boches while he makes his way back friendly lines to the western front!

(Y’know, as a little kid, the blending of fantasy and reality in that part did kinda confuse me a bit. I think I got that Snoopy wasn’t really flying, but what was with all the ruins and German artillery in the suburbs? Wouldn’t the gang run into that when they were trick or treating? :smack: :smiley: )

That’s a close one, but for me it is A Charlie Brown Christmas. I have it both on tape and on DVD.

Great lines from from The Great Pumpkin. . .

Linus, “Charlie, you’ve heard about fury and the woman scorned, haven’t you?”

Charlie, “Yes, I guess I have.”


Sally: I demand restitution!!!

I like the great pumpkin as much as the Christmas one. I really enjoy the trippy side bars.

Let’s compare:
anti commercialism in CB Christmas vrs the Anti Santa message in the Great Pumpkin…

Poor old Chuck only gets rocks vrs He gets no Christmas cards

Great Music (just try to get the Christmas time music out of your head now) Vrs Schroder playing old WWI songs for Snoopy.

Red Baron vrs the Best decorated house contest

Linus’s letter to the Great Pumpkin vrs Sally’s letter to Santa. (10’s and 20’s)

Gotta go with A Charlie Brown Christmas.

By the way has there been a decent children’s Christmas special in the last 20 years?

Yep, at least one: Olive, the other reindeer, already a must-watch classic at our house (along with MST - Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, but that’s just us).

Oh yes. Twelve Tiny Tales of Christmas. The best.

I missed your cutoff by 5 years, but Emmet Otter deserves honorable mention at the very least.

:smack: What year is this, again?

  1. You were right the first time.

Now, go back to bed, Casey.

A Wish For Wings That Work was pretty good. But then, I’m a Bloom County whore.

Still hoping for a DVD release.

I’m in! Where and what time? :cool: