Monday, December 20, 2010

The Wisdom of Linus

What do we associate our memories of Christmas with? For me television plays a big part of remembering moments of Christmas past. I remember seeing the Star Wars Christmas special as it played in the background of a relation's house, various Top of the Pops Christmas specials and cartoons such as Garfield and Charlie Brown. Of course back then I thought Charlie Brown was all about Snoopy and the human characters were all secondary characters. I watched A Charlie Brown Christmas again a few years ago and realised that it was aimed at a wide audience of both adults and children, something that Pixar tries to do with their films in cinema. It is pure philosophy such as the clip below featuring Charlie and Linus. I love the character of Linus, how he sucks his thumb when he's probably too old to do so but dosen't care. That was me! The colour in the animation makes you a child again and at Christmas I think that's what everyone needs to be.
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