Every year, we fall in love with Charlie Brown's sad little Christmas tree all over again, as we do with the jazzy Vince Guaraldi score.
As in most of Charles Schulz's Peanuts stories, Charlie Brown takes center stage. This time he experiences some angst over the over-commercialization of Christmas, while the rest of the gang happily clamors for toys and shiny things. Originally a primetime TV special, this endearing animated feature is only 25 minutes long, but its timeless storyline, charming drawing style and excellent soundtrack (which has become a holiday classic in its own right) keep it relevant to this day. The remastered Deluxe edition also includes "It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown" (1992).