Thursday, December 11, 2008

Linus Explains What Christmas Is All About

Linus explains the true meaning of Christmas by quoting directly from Luke 2:8-14 (KJV). I love the fact that this is actually on network television every Christmas season.

It is interesting to note that network executives did not want to have Linus reciting the story of the birth of Christ from the Gospel of Luke; the network thinking of the time assumed that viewers would not want to sit through passages of the King James Version of the Bible. Charles Schulz was adamant about keeping this scene in, remarking that "If we don't tell the true meaning of Christmas, who will?"

1 comment:

Jason said...

I haven't watched this in a really long time so I hadn't thought about this. It really is amazing that this airs every year, in fact, I'm shocked. Very cool.