March 08, 2019
February 03, 2019
Agree with Linus
Huzzah, the famous Christmas speech. My all time favorite peanuts comic.
Of course. It’s not Clausmas for cryin’ out loud.
commerce needs santa claus.
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.
This strip was shown a year after the Christmas special. This is the only time a strip is based on a special.
Christmas time is here, happiness and cheer …
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.
Well said Linus. We don’t need Santa Claus but we sure do need Christ.
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.
Beautiful! Thank you to Charles Schulz and Linus!
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.
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.
I’m glad 21st century newspapers still allow Linus to read from the Bible.
Here it is, plain and simple
Without Santa claus Christmas would be as thrilling as Chanukah
My sentiments exactly!
How about the other 5 billion people in the world who aren’t Christian?
I need a little Santa Claus in my life. I’m glad he’s there.
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.
This strip is a true classic!
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?
Linus doesn’t need Santa Claus. He has the Great Pumpkin to fill his materialistic needs.
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.
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.
Santa Claus gave parents the ability to give gifts to the children without “spoiling” them.
Easy for Linus to say. He has the Great Pumpkin.
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.
Right on Linus! Amen!
This was actually a year after the Christmas special. Hence “as I’ve said before.”
Exactly. I think Charles Schulz was trying to speak to everyone through Linus. Too bad he didn’t make Linus religious any other time.
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.
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
Amen…! Merry Christmas to all.
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)
THANK YOU to those responsible for keeping this excellent comic strip running!!
I never knew there was a sequel!
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.
I’m pretty sure he didn’t.
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!
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.
The presents under the tree exist.
Jesus is the reason for the season!
Or, for that matter, the Great Pumpkin, since Halloween is supposed to be a day for remembering the dead.
There’s plenty of room for Jesus AND St. Nick. Rejoice, be happy!
Amen Linus and Charles Schulz!