Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmastime is Here (Day 1)

In addition to pretty much all things Christmas, I also have a softness for the melancholy little Charlie Brown and all of his friends. So as you can imagine, A Charlie Brown Christmas is, well, special.

What a Charlie Brown Christmas gives us, besides a reminder of what Christmas is all about, and the most loveable and pathetic Christmas tree ever, is the wonderful song, Christmastime is Here.

Did you know we almost never heard this song? Those meddling network executives almost kept it from us! Luckily they didn't, and we now have this rich Christmas tradition!

I love this song because it captures the sweetness of Christmas with just a tinge of melancholy....

I couldn't decide on just one version, so below please find the original as well as a live version from Jars of Clay.





HAPPY DECEMBER 1ST ALL!!!!!!





Amy

8 comments:

Molly said...

Charlie Brown is my absolute favorite! I have watched it every year for the past 4+ decades!

Merry Christmas to you, Amy :)

Sandy Nawrot said...

I love Charlie Brown. He's my favorite character of them all too. He tries so hard.

bermudaonion said...

We love Charlie Brown Christmas trees! They're so full of love.

TexasRed said...

Love Charlie Brown holiday specials! Great way to welcome December!

softdrink said...

Hamburger and I love Charlie Brown (even if I have to remind him of everyone's names all the time). Last year I got HB the box set of holiday specials for Christmas. It's all Charlie Brown all the time! :-D

Ti said...

Three cheers for Charlie Brown! I record all of the Christmas shows for the kids and this one is probably my favorite. I just love listening to it.

Shalonda said...

I love this song! Toni Braxton also has a very soulful version of it on her Christmas cd.

Jen - devourer of books said...

So I was planning to come here and tell you that every time I see this post in my reader I hear the song from Charlie Brown in my head, but evidently that was exactly what you intended, so now I'm not sure what to say, other than maybe Happy Advent!

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