Sunday, November 29, 2015

Countdown to Christmas: It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown (1992)

It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown marked the end of an era for the Peanuts gang. After 36 specials, which may or may not include the miniseries, This is America, Charlie Brown, CBS discontinued the long running series, which moved to ABC. Unfortunately, this item didn't go with it. Despite solid ratings, It's Christmastime Again would not be repeated on any network.

Instead of one singular plot, series creator Charles Schulz compiled a number of storylines from the strip, including Charlie Brown trying to sell Christmas wreaths----before Thanksgiving. If the voice of Charlie's sister, Sally, sounds familiar, it belongs this time to actress Jodie Sweetin (Full House), the only "name" in the cast.

Also, this is from the period where Charlie has a girlfriend. Like, who knew he'd ever catch a break?

The same old tropes are still intact, only it's Sally writing to Santa---and failing, badly.

Rating: B.

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