One of the many reasons I love this time of year is that we get to watch holiday movies. Last night we watched "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" because it's just not Thanksgiving until you watch a pilgrim costume clad Snoopy carrying a cork gun and Peppermint Patty coming unhinged over being served popcorn for dinner.
Monday, November 24, 2008
I was raised on the Charlie Brown (and Rankin/Bass) movies and I'm thrilled to share them with my kids, but parenthood has altered my perception of portions of the movies. Here's what strikes me about "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving"...
Is anyone else disturbed by the fact that the parents of Peppermint Patty, Franklin, Marcie and even Linus are so eager to ship their kids off to someone else's house on Thanksgiving??!! And why does Linus show up without Lucy? Do his parents prefer Lucy's company over Linus? ('cuz I would have gone the other way on that one)
I still love the movie, but now I want to give those pumpkin headed children a big hug every time we watch it. After Thursday we'll start watching "A Charlie Brown Christmas".
Because no one recites the Gospel of Luke as well as Linus.