A Charlie Brown Christmas airs Tuesday, November 27 at 8/7 on ABC
[coolplayer width="480" height="380" autoplay="0" loop="0" charset="utf-8" download="0" mediatype=""] A Charlie Brown Christmas
I have seen this cartoon almost every year since I can remember, but it wasn’t until two years ago that I actually paid attention and got it. Who knew such a profound message could be hidden in a cartoon. Charles M. Schulz, the creator of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts characters felt that Christmas had become to commercial and materialistic. He feared the true meaning of Christmas had been lost, and so he decided to create A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965). In this clip Linus tells Charlie Brown the true meaning of Christmas according the bible, Luke 2:8-14. It also has one of the best jazz soundtracks for Christmas.
I have not been ignoring all of you, I forgot to post that we were going to The Most Expensive Happiest Place On Earth. You guessed it, Disney World. We had so much fun, but I must say this place is a rip off. Disney World plays on the love parents have for their children. If you love your children you will take them to Disney World and give all your money to Mickey and his friends. Disney World is the acme of capitalism, consumerism, and branding. We ate Disney popcorn, Disney burgers, and Disney Grapes. At the age of 79, I think Mickey Mouse has done pretty well for himself, and is by far the richest rodent on earth.
Which reminds me: There is a documentary film entitled “What Would Jesus Buy” that explores the commercialism of Christmas, and inundation of our children with material gifts. It’s produced by the maker of Super Size Me, so it should be incredibly funny, and satirical.
Anyway here are some pictures from our trip, and I posted these for Lisa C, who appreciated the more personal side of blogging.
I love Alicia Keys for her humanitarian efforts and her talent as a keyboardist, but I don’t really like her music. It’s lacking the grit, the rawness, the umph. I can listen to it because I can appreciate the originality and creativity, but it’s generally not my cup of tea. Well Ms. Keys has a new video out, and I think I like it…I think I can connect…
I can’t wait for this movie, I’m just so happy to see a positive black movie, no not a positive –a quality black movie. No fat lady big mama archetype; no guns, drugs, or ganstas; and no Wayans brothers. I’m not against those types of movies, I’m just a bit tapped out. I need a movie about family and the human spirit.
Checkout pics from the premier of This Christmas, starring everybody: Loretta Divine, Regina King, Chris Brown, Idris Elba, Mekhi Phifer, and many more.
Rihanna is on the cover of You magazine, I have never heard of this magazine until today. Rihanna seems to be the queen of the magazine covers, and I just can’t keep up with the names. Her calling is definitely modeling.