Almost forty years, and nothing has surpassed A Charlie Brown Christmas. With just the right mixture of faith, hope and Charlie Browniness, I've enjoyed watching with my kids as I used to watch with my parents; and now one of them has a reproduction of the tree. Ironically, it is a plastic tree sold for a few bucks that is the antithesis of the show in terms of commercialization. I'll let it slide. The reading by Linus is not unlike Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction (though a little less violent). Let us all have faith and hope that we can see that the tree represents Charlie Brown and what he can become.