Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!

‘Tis the season for Christmas specials and one of my favorite was on TV tonight. During this season, I’m going to highlight a few of my favorite things (to quote from a movie traditionally played at Christmas.) Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown is probably one of my favorite animated specials — then there are all those great Rankin/Bass specials.
Perhaps the highlight of this special is Linus reciting the Christmas story from Luke. I love movies where redemption is the theme. The picture is from the final scene where Charlie Brown’s friends realize that maybe they’ve been a bit too hard on the poor boy and help fix up the tiny little tree he picked out. Then they join in a round of Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.
When it comes to Christmas, it really is all about redemption. Christ came to earth as a baby to live and die a human so that fallen man could be redeemed. That is still a mystery to me. Sometimes God’s grace is still amazing. I want to have some fun with this blog during this Advent season and I hope you join me for the journey

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