December 11, 2009

Charlie Brown Christmas Special Edited

Yes, the Charlie Brown Christmas Special had several minutes knocked off of it this year so that more commercials could be added to the half-hour.  I particularly liked this comment:

Cramming all of these ads into the 30-minute broadcast of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" required major edits to a cartoon that has spent 44 years now trying to remind us that Christmas is supposed to transcend crass commercialism.

Do you have no sense of irony?

What was cut? Go to the link for the list, but a couple were:  Sally's letter to Santa asking for "10's and 20's," and Schroeder's various renditions of "Jingle Bells."

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