A Charlie Brown Christmas Special Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.
Linus Van Pelt: And 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 unto you good 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, good will toward men.
That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.
Linus is the Philosopher of the Peanuts neighborhood. He often gives advice to Charlie Brown to help him unravel his hang ups, even though Charlie Brown is older than him. He is not an original Peanuts character, but was brought into the series (newspaper comic strip, not TV) early on after Lucy Van Pelt suddenly had a Baby Brother to contend with. The process was then repeated when Charlie Brown suddenly got a Baby Sister of his own. After a few years, little Sally Brown developed a crush for Linus and began calling him My Sweet Baboo. Perhaps Linus’ most noticeable characteristic is his frequent sitting down to suck his thumb and cuddle his Security Blanket, which he also wields in such varied and imaginative ways that it’s enough to make a Jedi give up his Light saber and start using a blanket.