Most of the Christmas specials on television (for kids anyway) are fun – but aren’t much about the true reason for the season. Plenty of Santa, snow, Rudolph, presents, etc. But Jesus’ birth in a manger? Naa.

With one notable exception (if there are others, I’m not familiar with them!).

Exactly 46 years ago today, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” premiered on CBS. The first animated TV special based on the Peanuts characters, it has endured throughout these years, despite its, well, blatant telling of the Christmas story. Of course, that’s not all there is to the story, but the passage from Luke is likely what it is most remembered for.

Click here to watch that wonderful scene.

It’s nice to find a “holiday staple” full of the TRUE meaning of Christmas, isn’t it? (FYI, according to their website, it will be on Thursday, December 15 at 8pm Eastern/Pacific) Praying OUR writing can reach others as this wonderful story can.

What are YOUR favorite Christmas movies/specials?

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