Nothing speaks to those of my generation at Christmastime like A Charlie Brown Christmas. I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t aware of it. As a true classic, it rings as true now as it did then. Peanuts’ creator Charles Schulz had to fight the studio brass to keep in Linus’s moving recitation from the Gospel of Luke. We all know it would never fly today. Every December, we collect the girls for the annual watching of TV’s best Christmas special on DVD.
Likely inspired by the Peanuts’ time of year, the fun site Retronaut recently posted this picture of a young Charles Schulz. Yes, he’s cute–a real life Charlie Brown–but what a smashing dresser!
Of course, I just think that because I still dress the same way.
Sometimes I still try to kick the football, too.