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An Oral History of “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and tonight on ABC there will be a star-studded TV event to commemorate it.

Lee Mendleson, the Emmy Award winning producer of the original special says that the job came to him in a roundabout way — originally, he wanted to make a documentary about Peanuts creator Charles Schultz.

“If we’re going to do a Christmas special, we’ve really got to do it the right way and talk about what Christmas is all about.“ — Charles Schultz

It’s a fascinating sneak peak behind the curtain of the highs and lows of making of a holiday classic.

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Kids & Teen Culture, Content & Community Strategist | Kidtech Privacy | Author “Gen Z Frequency” | Kid/Teen Mental Health + Digital Wellbeing

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