Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thought for Thursday

"Look Charlie, let's face it. We all know Christmas is a big commercial racket. It's run by a big eastern syndicate you know." ~Lucy Van Pelt, A Charlie Brown Christmas. 1965

In 1965,this little animated feature cartoon by Charles Schultz, A Charlie Brown Christmas, lamented the growing commercialization of the Christmas holiday. Can you imagine what they would say about it today?


  1. Hi Dora, Cool thought for the day; made me laugh! Lucy would know she was right; Charlie Brown would be stunned as usual. I'm enjoying looking at your slide show; wonderful!

  2. I just watched "A Charlie Brown Christmas" the other night on T.V. It came on and I didn't change the channel so I watched it and I marveled at the fact that as an adult I really got it. I really did - The whole thing! As a child I just 'thought' I understood but now, I am glad I watched it with my new 'grown-up grandmother' perspective. It made me wish I had done a few things differently but, sigh...can't change the past.

  3. Peggy, thanks for dropping by and commenting. I'm glad you enjoyed my thought for today and my paintings!

  4. Wax Beach-I watched it too and as always, I felt sad and a little like Charlie Brown, looking for simplicity and happiness. But Linus, dragging his baby blanket and sucking his thumb, can sift through the clamor to find hope.


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