Last Christmas, I attended a live music viewing of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The 25-minute film played on a screen at our local indie theater downtown while a jazz band performed Vince Guaraldi’s music in sync. It was spectacular!
As the movie begins, Charlie Brown feels ho-hum and is in search of Christmas cheer. Nothing is quite right. He didn’t receive a Christmas card from his friend Violet, he is frustrated by his sister Sally’s self-centered wish list for Santa, his dog Snoopy is caught up in a decorating contest, and to top it off, Charlie’s friends laugh at the small and bare tree he picks out for the Christmas play.