One of my favorite Christmas specials is “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. A few months after I got my first apartment, I purchased a $20 Christmas tree at my local pharmacy. When I first put the tree together, everyone agreed that it was reminiscent of the tree from this movie. But also like the tree in the cartoon, it turned out to be pretty nice after we finished decorating it.
I like the overall theme of the movie – Christmas is too commercialized and the spirit, message and true meaning get lost in the shuffle. Here’s a scene from the cartoon where Linus explains the true meaning of Christmas to Charlie Brown.