A Charlie Brown Christmas/YMMV
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- And You Thought It Would Fail: Sums up the initial thoughts of the producers before the special aired.
- Awesome Music: The entire soundtrack. Yes, for a 30-minute animated special. There was even an album of Vince Guaraldi's music released, and it too has become a classic.
- Despair Event Horizon: "I killed it."
- Heartwarming Moments: "It just needed a little love. That's all." To say nothing of Linus's sermon.
- Memetic Mutation: In the dance sequence, see that kid in the orange shirt with spiky hair in front of Linus? That's "5". Given that he wasn't very notable even in the comics, most people know him just for that dance he's doing. You know the one.
- Misaimed Marketing: In the original broadcast, there were ads for Coca-Cola in opening and closing credits - in a show that protests the commercialization of Christmas.
- ... and now, you can decorate your entire house entirely with Peanuts-themed Christmas merchandise, including an entire line of plastic figures recreating those deeply spiritual moments from this special, including a life-size version of the infamous tree.
- Moment of Awesome: Linus showing off his Improbable Aiming Skills by using his blanket as a sling for throwing snowballs.
- More importantly, when Linus gives his Biblical recitation of the Nativity; it's pure Talking Heads, but its sincerity and dramatic power makes it riveting.
- Narm Charm: Some of the children providing the voices were too young to understand their lines, resulting in the classic awkward delivery that later became a staple of all Peanuts specials.
- Values Resonance: The shots at holiday commercialism and presentation of the Biblical True Meaning of Christmas have only become more relevant.
- The Woobie: Charlie Brown as always, but also his tree. No wonder he chooses that one.
Hello little tree...
Kinda looks like me,
Standing all alone,
Sorta like it's been disowned...