What Christmas Is

This simple little video explains what Christmas is, for all those confused about how Christianity came to be. I believe this beautiful segment of a Charlie Brown Christmas aired in 1965. Can you imagine a cartoon like this one making it on a television screen today?

What Christmas Is: A Little Child Shall Lead Them

In the video, “a little child,” Linus, leads us, and speaks of the Babe in the Manger, the “little child,” The Son of God incarnate, The Word Made Flesh, Christ the Lord. “And a little child shall lead” us.

And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. ~ Isaiah 11:6

Linus VanPelt on the Meaning of Christmas

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” ~ Luke 2:8-20

Charlie Brown Reference

Thanks to William Teach at Pirate’s Cove
for the video.

  • A very Merry and Blessed Christmas to you and yours Maggie!

    • Thank you Christoper. I’m sending the same wishes to you and yours.

  • Merry Christmas to you and yours Maggie.

    • Thank you Randy! Merry, merry Christmas to you as well.

  • Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    • findalis, hey sweet friend. Thank you so much for the wishes and everything!

  • Merry Christmas, Maggie! God bless you, your family and all of your wonderful readers!

    • Thank you, LC. I hope you and “the boys” had a wonderful Christmas.

  • Doomed

    Merry Christmas my friends and I am praying that you might all enjoy a prosperous new year as we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas..

    The Birth of our Savior.

    • Doomed, thank you so much for coming by. I’m sending the same prayer right back to you and every one of my friends here on this Holy Night.

  • Merry Christmas to you and yours, Maggie!

    • Thank you Jill. Merry Christmas.

  • Merry Christmas Maggie. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year.

    I saw one Peanuts episode when Linus converted to Islam, pretty funny.

    • Thank you Debbie. Oooooh, I didn’t know about Linus converting! Dang!!!

  • Merry Christmas, Maggie.

    Can you imagine a cartoon like this one making it on a television screen today?

    No way!

    “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is one of my favorites. I love the Christian testimony, included in such a natural way and in the voice of a child. That bit from Luke, read in a child’s voice, makes me cry every time.

    • AOW, I had forgotten how beautiful that little voice was repeating the scriptures. What a treasure.

  • A nice reminder, thanks Maggie

  • Thanks Trestin, but I’m a bit taken back that Linus converted to Islam:-(