Monday, December 5, 2011

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

I love Christmas.  I dive in deep into the whole spirit of the season, and make the most of the holiday.  I enjoy the snow (from inside), the food, the lights and decorations, the music, and especially the TV shows and movies.  I make it a tradition each year to watch certain TV shows and movies about Christmas.  High on that list each year is a Charlie Brown Christmas special.  I have been watching it since I was a child, and continue to watch it.  For me, it just isn’t Christmas without these shows.  They bring me comfort by bringing back a lot of old memories.  Needless to say I am a fan of the Peanuts cartoons.
Earlier this month I was walking through my local mall and I was fortunate enough to find this amazing Charlie Brown Christmas tree.  It is an exact replica of the tree shown in the cartoon.  I was excited because I always felt sad for the weakling.  A good TV show or movie has this power to get you emotionally attached to its characters.  They can make you cry, smile or even hate certain characters.  Charles M. Schulz made me feel sorry for the tree, and yes, even cry joyfully when in the end all the children gather around Charlie Brown and start singing Christmas carols.
The tree comes packaged in a triangular prism box, and includes; the tree, a wooden stand, a blanket, red ornamental bulb, and batteries.  The wooden stand blew me away because it includes a music box that plays the Charlie Brown theme.  The stand also has a very cute Snoopy drawing that is stamped on.    With the memories that I share with this cartoon, this tree is a welcomed addition to my Christmas collection.

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