It’s so sad. Kids today know very little, if anything about the comic strip Peanuts. It’s doubtful that kids even read the comic section of newspapers since readership has tanked so the only way they will get exposure to the late, great Charles M. Schulz is through his Peanuts’ specials. But there is a scarcity of that lately. When I mention Linus in my art classes I get blank looks. Kids don’t know anything about Snoopy. Or Charlie Brown. Or Lucy.
My favorite of all of Schulz’s holiday specials was A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.
I guess it’s just the child in me, but back in the eighties when I first saw Snoopy and Charlie Brown lay out Buttered Toast, pretzels, popcorn, jelly beans and ice cream for Thanksgiving Dinner I thought, yeah, that’s just what I’d want if I were a kid.
On the day before the mad-Turkey-rush in the kitchen, I’m thinking that still might be a nice alternative.
Tonight ABC is airing the classic again. I’m going to sit down and pretend to be a child again and hope that there are some children who can put away their Nintendos and Wii’s and just watch the timeless magic of Charles M. Schulz. To me, the Thanksgiving special is the best one and all of them are wonderful. I watched the specials with my kids when they were little ans they still love them today.