Christmas Tunes

Happy Christmas Eve! Rounding out our month of Tuesday Christmas Tunes (weeks 1, 2, and 3) I thought it was time to share some Charlie Brown cheer. And by cheer, I mean deep childhood existentialism:

“I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas is coming, but I’m not happy. I don’t feel the way I’m supposed to feel. I just don’t understand Christmas, I guess. I like getting presents, and sending Christmas cards, and decorating the tree and all that, but I’m still not happy.”

Oh, Charlie Brown! I adored the Peanuts gang growing up (who didn’t?) but maybe I would have been spared a lot of melodrama and angst if someone had just slipped Charlie Brown a Prozac in his egg nog?

I’m wishing you all a wonderful, cheerful holiday. May you all spend the day with loved ones and cuddly sweaters and hot cocoa and only the smallest bit of Christmas depression. Love you, kiddos!

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December 24, 2013 / Tuesday Tunes / LEAVE A COMMENT / 12

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  • Christmas depression? Who has time for that? Full on Christmas panic, here. Taking my parents to the mall today. One at a time. Dad first, then my mom. And then the wrapping. Good lord, the wrapping. But I will get a manicure. Because I deserve it. Merry, merry, my dear. XO

    • You were like a mall shuttle! I can’t imagine a more hectic place to be than the mall on Christmas eve, girl. You are a trooper! A manicure was a well-deserved reward. Hope you had a wonderful holiday week, lovely! xo

  • That is EXACTLY what I thought about the Charlie Brown Christmas. May you have no sadness in your holiday celebration and only lots of singing and celebrating

    • Haha, it’s one of those things you never notice as a kid really! My holiday was perfect, I hope yours was too!! xo

  • poor charlie, he really did have an undiagnosed case of depression didn’t he? well, at least he was self-aware that’s the first step.

    somehow my morning is going to be a little like every other morning but them it’s on from there – for the next 48 hours after that we will be in full merriment mode. i hope you have the most wonderful of holidays and merriest of christmases. xo

    • Admitting you have a problem is the first step! There is a marathon of Charlie Brown holiday specials on ABC tonight at 8pm, if you’re interested ;)

      Full on merriment mode sounds awesome! Just what you needed for the holiday. It sounds like your Christmas (and the boys’!) was delightful. Missed you, twinsy. xo

  • Merry Christmas to you sunshine- I know what you mean – I sometimes think we’ve all forgotten the meaning of Christmas sometimes when it’s more important to find a present for the sake of it, than the right one for a “just because” reason :) xxx

    • Thank you, Suzzy! The present-buying insanity overwhelms the season, when in reality gifts are totally secondary! Hope your holiday was perfect. xo

  • Happy Christmas! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday and I always thought Christmas is the best day to cuddle up with a cozy book or a delicious movie. :)

    So my mother in law is Paris Christmas crazy and we went over their for Christmas eve and I have never seen so many large and mini Eiffel Towers all in one place.. and some lit up and had snow.. too funny.

    • Thank you, Erika!! I hope your holiday was magical and you all got spoiled rotten with presents and quality family time! It sounds like your mother-in-law and I would hit it off wonderfully ;) I’ve always wanted to go to Paris for Christmas! Though I suppose a collection of Christmas-themed Eiffel Towers would do. xo

  • oh, I love Charlie Brown :) wishing you a merry christmas and a fabulous time with your loved ones. Christmas, for me, is over already. the main day for us is Christmas Eve and I spent it with some Italian friends in a very un-christmassy but fun fashion, so I can’t complain. xoxo

    • Thank you, Petra! I always forget that a lot of the rest of the world celebrates on the 24th! Un-Christmassy is sometimes just as fun, and it sounds like yours was! xo