The most wonderful time of the year is once again upon us. The Christmas season is here and with that comes Christmas TV episodes!
For the 25 days leading up til Christmas Day this month, weâ€™ll be spotlighting some of the best Christmas-themed episodes from some of Geek cultureâ€™s greatest shows. Each day weâ€™ll cover different shows and episodes and encourage you to watch along with us. So come one, come all, to the 25 Days of Geek TV Christmas!
Saturday, December 18th, 2010 – Day 18: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Written by: Charles M. Schulz
Starring: Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer, Bill Melendez, Karen Mendelson, Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea, Kathy Steinberg, and Tracy Stratford
Original Air Date: December 9, 1965
You can stream the episode over at Hulu or watch it right here below! You can also purchase a copy of the episode at Amazon or iTunes.
When I first started out this list, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to include any of the major Christmas specials, but as time has passed I knew I couldn’t leave out A Charlie Brown Christmas.” This is one of the first Christmas specials I remember watching and more importantly, one of the first I remember loving. There’s something so special and touching about this special. It’s a timeless and ageless story that has survived over 45 years and still matters to be relevant each and every year. It’s fantastic just how well this has held up over the years. A true and classic and one of the few episodes of TV that I make sure to never miss each and every year.
Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.
Join us tomorrow for a classic holiday episode of The West Wing and let us know what you thought of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”