A Charlie Brown Christmas was truly sad

peanut's Christmas
Christmas Eve we decided to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas. Have you watched it lately? It is hard to listen to the abuse Charlie Brown suffers in the name of comedy. The phrase “with friends like these who needs enemies” is so appropriate for Brown. After hearing the abuse he suffers on the daily it is no surprise that he tries Dr. Lucy’s medicine for support. As a child I just enjoyed seeing a cartton special during primetime, but as an adult one has to feel sorry for Brown even when the group finally gets the real meaning of the season. share your thoughts.

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  • elogam  On December 30, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Nowadays we would call that “bullying”. Back then, and when I was growing up, we learned that “sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” At least he had a friend in Linus and in Franklin. We bandy about the word “bully” far too easily today. I saw a post on Facebook where someone claimed their daughter was “bullied” because she started wearing glasses. No, she wasn’t hit or abused physically. Someone called her “four eyes” and laughed at her. Was that nice? No. Was that typical of a 9 or 10 year-old? Yeah probably. Our children will never grow a thicker skin if we try to insulate them from all adversity. Charlie Brown may be miserable the way the kids (especially the girls) treat him, but as an adult he won’t shrivel up and blow away the minute he faces adversity.

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