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Peanuts by Charles Schulz for December 22, 2013

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  1. Neo Stryder  about 7 years ago

    Agree with Linus

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  2. JoeyCooler777  about 7 years ago

    Huzzah, the famous Christmas speech. My all time favorite peanuts comic.

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  3. Don Winchester Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Right on!

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  4. Miny Boy  about 7 years ago

    Beautiful.

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  5. TEMPLO S.U.D.  about 7 years ago

    Of course. It’s not Clausmas for cryin’ out loud.

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  6. i_am_the_jam  about 7 years ago

    Thanks, Linus.

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  7. RetFor  about 7 years ago

    commerce needs santa claus.

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  8. orinoco womble  about 7 years ago

    Who indeed?

    This year things are tight. There will be nothing under our tree. But that’s OK because the greatest Gift cost us nothing—and cost Him everything. He gave Himself freely.Let us learn to do the same.

    Have a good Sonday, y’all.

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  9. dsukenick  about 7 years ago

    This strip was shown a year after the Christmas special. This is the only time a strip is based on a special.

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  10. hariseldon59  about 7 years ago

    Christmas time is here, happiness and cheer …

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  11. Linux0s  about 7 years ago

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  12. cowboy5xsbc  about 7 years ago

    Happy Birthday Jesus. Thank you Charles Schulz for the blessings you shared with the world thru this strip. Although it has been almost 14 years since you left this world for your heavenly home; you still touch the hearts and souls of millions of people through your beatiful, yet simple little strip.

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  13. Spotted Owl  about 7 years ago

    Well said Linus. We don’t need Santa Claus but we sure do need Christ.

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  14. biglar  about 7 years ago

    Several years back there was an article – I don’t recall if it was a newspaper, magazine or a TV show – that did “Top 10 Television Christmas Moments.” Linus’ recitation of Luke made the #1 spot. While it probably wouldn’t make their list today, it will always be MY #1.

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  15. davidf42  about 7 years ago

    Beautiful! Thank you to Charles Schulz and Linus!

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  16. Snoopy_Fan  about 7 years ago

    Simply beautiful!

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  17. Cajtri87  about 7 years ago

    Actually, no one edited or changed the original Sunday cartoon. Luke 2:14 – “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” I am just sure the network used a more inclusive note for the tv show. But the reality is that is what the Bible reads.

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  18. Darryl Heine  about 7 years ago

    Yep, first new 1966 Sunday after a snubbing foir a 1961 one last week. And it features the reciting of Linus’ true meaning of Christmas from 1966 one year after the first airing of A Charlie Brown Christmas.

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  19. tripwire45  about 7 years ago

    I’m glad 21st century newspapers still allow Linus to read from the Bible.

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  20. Plods with ... Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Amen

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  21. fefehelms  about 7 years ago

    Here it is, plain and simple

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  22. bubbaty  about 7 years ago

    Go Linus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. Bosn_c_otter  about 7 years ago

    Without Santa claus Christmas would be as thrilling as Chanukah

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  24. Raymond Powell  about 7 years ago

    My sentiments exactly!

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  25. EricPost  about 7 years ago

    How about the other 5 billion people in the world who aren’t Christian?

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  26. summerdog86  about 7 years ago

    I need a little Santa Claus in my life. I’m glad he’s there.

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  27. Jonathan K.  about 7 years ago
    said: I thought the verse said, “Peace on earth, goodwill towards men,” you know: all-inclusive. The way it reads above peace is only wished to “men with whom he is pleased."

    There are many translations of the Bible. Linus is quoting from the Revised Standard Version (RSV).We are fortunate that it became a tradition to have annual broadcasts of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Today, if someone created a new program that mentioned the real reason behind Christmas, it would not make it to network television. Another symptom of the sad state of contemporary society.

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  28. saevhg  about 7 years ago

    This strip is a true classic!

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  29. Don Winchester Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Eric -Then move about your day. Just because there’s 5 billion non Christians, does that mean we can’t celebrate the way we want to?

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  30. jpsomebody  about 7 years ago

    Linus doesn’t need Santa Claus. He has the Great Pumpkin to fill his materialistic needs.

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  31. sewdan  about 7 years ago

    I don’t remember which came first, the special or this comic, but Schultz commonly used the KJV, which reads, “Goodwill towards men.” I do remember Schultz quoting from the American Standard Version which is is used in today’s comic.

    I know you’re not arguing the accuracy of the translation but the choice of which translation is used. It’s possible that Chuck chose the other translation for this work. If that’s the case, then it’s his prerogative to make this change. If not, then I would agree that his work should remain unmodified, even though I believe that the ASV is more accurate than a 400-year, first time English translation.

    Merry Christmas & thanks for your comment. I agree that we have a choice in how commercial the holiday is.

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  32. germanvisitor  about 7 years ago

    Santa Claus as in Saint Nicholaus or as in former Coca Cola mascot?According to the bible Jesus was born in late spring or summer anyway.

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  33. Asharah  about 7 years ago

    Santa Claus gave parents the ability to give gifts to the children without “spoiling” them.

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  34. Thomas Scott Roberts creator about 7 years ago

    Easy for Linus to say. He has the Great Pumpkin.

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  35. A_Dream4u  about 7 years ago

    I could maybe handle Jesus Claus, punishing the wicked and greedy, bringing peace and equality to all mankind. Oh wait! There I go again, i’m describing a Communist.

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  36. bbruck1941  about 7 years ago

    Right on Linus! Amen!

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  37. mac47  about 7 years ago

    This was actually a year after the Christmas special. Hence “as I’ve said before.”

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  38. Aaron Saltzer  about 7 years ago

    Exactly. I think Charles Schulz was trying to speak to everyone through Linus. Too bad he didn’t make Linus religious any other time.

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  39. Guilty Bystander  about 7 years ago

    I love this (and the special that begat it). I was 6 when “A Charlie Brown Christmas” first aired, and some of my best memories of the season are of watching it with my family while I was in grade school. My dad and sister are gone so that leaves me and Mom, who turns 87 Friday. This is even more than a celebration of Christmas to me…it’s a connection with my childhood that’ll remain after everyone in my family is no longer with me.

    Merry Christmas, everyone, and don’t let the haters ruin it for you.

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  40. Number Three  about 7 years ago

    If only I had discovered Charles Schulz and his Peanuts strip sooner.It’s been almost 3 years now I’ve been reading Peanuts.I’m glad I did because today’s strip is heartwarming to say the least.xxx

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  41. Cathleen Anderson  about 7 years ago

    Amen…! Merry Christmas to all.

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  42. Uskoke  about 7 years ago

    Actually, the japanese celebrate the Emperor’s birthday, which is on DEc.24th so coincides with Christmas. (in japanese: 陛下天皇誕生日, his majesty the Emperor’s birthday, and christmas is クリスマス kurisumasu)

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  43. jppjr  about 7 years ago

    THANK YOU to those responsible for keeping this excellent comic strip running!!

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  44. scyphi26  about 7 years ago

    Who indeed?

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  45. Michelle Morris  about 7 years ago

    I never knew there was a sequel!

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  46. Nairebis  about 7 years ago

    I actually think this strip is subversive in the same way that the “Great Pumpkin” is subversive: they both point out that religious and imaginary characters are exactly alike.

    Many people think that Charles Schulz had some rock-ribbed Christian beliefs, but it is not true. He had doubts all his life, and in the late 80s, he said, “I do not go to church anymore… I guess you might say I’ve come around to secular humanism, an obligation I believe all humans have to others and the world we live in.”

    I think his doubts come through in his strips, though he didn’t make it blatant.

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  47. dsukenick  about 7 years ago

    I’m pretty sure he didn’t.

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  48. Kerrdog  about 7 years ago

    AMEN Linus!

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  49. Lauren Costa Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Favorite strip and Merry Christmas Charlie Brown fave Christmas special. The verse is from Luke 2. Hallmark had an ornament this year with Linus reciting this verse. It is what Christmas is all about! Merry Christmas to all!

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  50. William McCracken Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Luke 2:14 says, Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward all men just like in the video Linux0s posted. Why does the strip add with whom He is pleased? Whoever is doing the strip now is adding to the scripture. Nonbelievers will stop there and go no further.

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  51. Paul Rider Premium Member about 7 years ago

    So true!

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  52. jnnydnti  about 7 years ago

    The presents under the tree exist.

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  53. comicpat65 Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Jesus is the reason for the season!

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  54. the humorist formerly known as Hotshot1984 Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Or, for that matter, the Great Pumpkin, since Halloween is supposed to be a day for remembering the dead.

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  55. lizilu  about 7 years ago

    There’s plenty of room for Jesus AND St. Nick. Rejoice, be happy!

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  56. safistikaytdlayd  about 7 years ago

    Amen Linus and Charles Schulz!

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