- Aug 8, 2003
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How about the way they treat "Linus and Lucy" was a Christmas song, even though it's pretty much the unofficial theme song for almost all PEANUTS specials?
Wasn't it the song they were dancing to everytime Charlie Brown wanted attention when he was directing the play? I see the association at least. But you're right. it's the official theme song of the Peanuts completely, even when it isn't used in the specials. Meanwhile, it's a shame they never released soundtracks for other Charlie Brown and Snoopy specials. Except for that rare LP of Flashbeagle, but I don't really count that as it isn't even as available as the Christmas Special's soundtrack is. I know there's an expanded version of the Christmas soundtrack, but it only has like 2 Great Pumpkin musical pieces on it.How about the way they treat "Linus and Lucy" was a Christmas song, even though it's pretty much the unofficial theme song for almost all PEANUTS specials?
As well as when Linus and Lucy went out looking for a pumpkin at the beginning of Great Pumpkin (and later when Lucy went to fetch Linus at 4:00 in the morning), and also when Snoopy is cooking up popcorn and toast and such for Thanksgiving.Wasn't it the song they were dancing to everytime Charlie Brown wanted attention when he was directing the play?
I got a tale to tell...Retail ALWAYS starts up the Christmas hype IMMEDIATELY after Halloween. That's the way it's always been.
But hey, I can top that: back in late spring/early summer, before we even had 4th of July, I already saw Thanksgiving stuff in stores.
On that subject, I'm kind of depressed Ben Edlund never gave us a The Tick issue 13. Sure, there was an unofficial continuation of issue 13 by the comic company, but I never got around to reading it.Aargh! Quick, where's the Tick signal? The army of Santas is back!
I have the Vince Guaraldi soundtrack, and the skating music is called... "Skating"!Ahh, Peanuts music. Most Christmas music annoys me, but there are pieces from the original Peanuts special that, for me, evoke the season in a very pleasant way. The song sung in the background of...jeez, it's been so long since I've seen it, I think it's when they're skating on a pond. Another instrumental piece that begins with a cascade on the piano. And, of course, the dance music. Wish I knew the names of any of these pieces. Well, I think that one of the last two I mentioned is called Linus and Lucy, but heck if I know which.
And The Count mentioned one of my favorite seasonal movies, The Nightmare Before Christmas. I just watched that a few days ago. For me, the song What's This? is a hundred times more Chritmassy than crud like We Need A Little Christmas, which if you've ever seen Mame is not a happy Christmas song at all. It's as depressing and desperate as Cabaret.
Wow, I just went on a rant about show tunes. Sometimes I impress and disappoint myself at the same time.
Edit: I do believe I have experiences Ziffelization.
Even the fact that Linus can still quote the Bible (Luke 2:18-24) impresses and amazes me. So much of the true meaning of Christmas has been squeezed out of society, but thankfully there are still holdouts.