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A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
December 19, 2013  | By David Bianculli

ABC, 8:00 p.m. ET

 

Every December in my TV History and Appreciation class at Rowan University, my fellow professors and I assign the students a paper in which they have to interview some friend or family member at least 25 years their senior, and describe their most memorable TV viewing experience growing up. Many students write with amazement of the food and family rituals surrounding a favorite TV show, or viewing night, and more than a few wistfully remark that they wish they could experience a similar TV tradition today, and carry it on. They can. Just tune to this 1965 Peanuts special, the best Christmas TV show ever made, and still one of the best things to watch with a family of all ages. I know, it’s out on DVD. But make a snack, gather the troops, and enjoy it together, as it happens. Maybe in the future, the youngest among you will write a college paper about it…

 
 
 
 
 
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