I interrupt my holiday baking–at the moment cinnamon rolls and a chocolate pound cake–to share some holiday cheer ~
When I was a child, Linus' monologue meant little to me; now, I fully appreciate its significance. I can't help but wonder if "A Charlie Brown Christmas" was produced today, would this scene have made the cut? Would the title have remained the same, or instead, taken on a generic "A Charlie Brown Holiday Special Extravaganza" or something equally benign?
I wonder…:). What do you think?
In unrelated but fun Christmas Eve news, the infamous "mom" of the Mother Letter Project has been revealed! I wish I could've seen her face when she unwrapped her gift!
Back to cookin'…I think it's about time to punch down my dough just to let it rise again! What are you doin' on this dreary-in-the-Tennessee-Valley Christmas Eve? Snow? Sunshine? Shout it out!!
Love that! Charles Schultz was a godly man who was humble and unassuming. I’m thankful he was able to share his faith through such simple and now classic characters.
It is uncharacteristically warm here in NE Ohio. 50 and raining … on Christmas Eve?
I too love the MLP … so excited to hear of her reaction!
We just watched Charlie Brown last night … love it.
We’re finally seeing some sunshine here in the Nashville-ish area, for a change. I had almost forgotten what it looked like!
We – I mean Santa – finished wrapping all the presents a few minutes ago, and there’s a stack of goodies to take over to my parents’ house tonight, for tomorrow’s fun. My hubby is in the kitchen right now cutting the fudge he made earlier. I’m realizing I should have made the crust for my strawberry pretzel salad earlier.
And that’s pretty much how things stand at our house. 🙂
Merry Christmas, Robin.
Gift cinnamon rolls and poppyseed/nutroll made, wrapped and sent out to recipients! Getting ready to start dough for our cinnamon rolls (my guys don’t like poppyseed…it’s a Czech thing for me!).
I love working with dough, it never fails to remind me of my Nana, I learned at her knee in her tiny kitchen. Her hot water heater was in a closet in the kitchen, and in the winter she’d put her dough on top of the water heater to rise. That closet smelled like heaven all year long…over 50 yrs. of dough rising in that small closet…sigh. Love it that I’m carrying on her traditions…the only one of her children and grandchildren to bake, I feel like the keeper of this part of our family heritage. Neat thing!
Deep breath, my break is over. Back to the kitchen to make sweet dough magic!
I love Charlie Brown’s Christmas, and have ever since it first aired…and yes, I watched it the year it first aired. I’m old!!
I, too, watched A Charlie Brown Christmas in its first airing. I don’t think anyone would produce it today.
I made some bread to share with the neighbors. And some rolls for our Christmas dinner. Other than that no baking. And it is still snowing here in the Upper Snake River Plain.
I love Linus’ monologue. To me, the story sounds best if I read it from the King James version and the shepherds are abiding in the fields.
I baked cookies Christmas Eve; we decorated them Christmas Day. So fun! Hope your holiday was wonderful.
most of the old favorites wouldn’t make the cut today.
I remember the first year it was shown. ouch.
No. The scene would not have made the cut today.