Jenny told me that A Charlie Brown Christmas was coming on TV.
Cool! I love the show. But we missed it. Twice. Somehow, Trish managed to tape it on the old-fashion VCR machine. So I watched it yesterday with Ella.
Ella loved, of course, Snoopy. She loved his dancing, his decorating, his spinning his food dish on his nose.
But I spent most of the movie cringing, expecting Ella to start verbalizing the vernacular of the Peanuts gang.
“Stupid!” “Blockhead!” “We know Charlie Brown’s a loser …” “Can’t you do anything right?”
Lucy punches Linus. Sally steals a tree from “that ugly boy.”
Charlie Brown is still my favorite Christmas show. Linus is the group’s moral center. Charlie Brown is always redeemed. But I think we’ll put this one away for the rest of the season.