Monday, December 08, 2008

Say, by the way, can you play "Jingle Bells?"

A moment of yuletide zen from this weekend--

We were toodling around the house, putting up Christmas decorations. We had Christmas music playing in the background and at one point I went into the kitchen to find all three of my kids dancing to Vince Guaraldi like the Peanuts kids.

How can you not dig that?

(For the record: A Charlie Brown Christmas if my favorite Christmas special and I reserve the right to quote it more than once during the next couple of weeks. Phhhhtttt!)


Anonymous said...

That would totally make my day.

Don Snabulus said...

That sounds like fun...we are setting records for our holiday lateness this year. Looks like the tree will be next weekend (unless the rumors of snow are true).

Glad it was fun.

ladybug said...

...of course followed by all the Rankin-Bass favs..and Cinnamon Bear!

The Peanuts Halloween one is a close one for me too.."I got a rock."

dguzman said...

Beautiful! Good to know the classics are alive and well!

Lockwood said...

Awwww... that would so totally peg YouTube. Snoopy was always the best dancer, though.

Randal Graves said...

Your kids don't punch each other and throw Molotov cocktails at you and Mrs. Wormer? What's your secret?

The Charlie Brown stuff is the best, dammit.

Swinebread said...

it was on last-night

pissed off patricia said...

It just isn't Christmas without the Charlie Brown Gang. A drug store here is selling Charlie Brown Christmas trees. They look exactly like his did before they gave it "a little love".

Spirula said...

Phhhht! indeed. Here's what you should be playing for your kids if you don't want them growing up into reprobates that will riot in Mormon temples.

Anyhoo, that Peanuts cartoon IS the best Festivus celebration EVAR. Those who disagree should be consigned to The Hell of A Thousand Christmas Gumbys....well, that's what Jack Burton told me.

He would know.

Arkonbey said...

I can totally dig kids dancin' to Vince. Now, just turn them on to Raymond Scott!

spirula: "Anyhoo, that Peanuts cartoon IS the best Festivus celebration EVAR"

Actually, it's a very xtian cartoon; Linus does the whole 'And there were shepherds abiding in the field' schtick.

But, like The Chronicles of Narnia, it can be taken secular-ly.

mwb said...

Isn't Linus old enough to run for President by now? I'll vote for him when Obama is done.

Spirula said...


I meant it as kind of a slam in the sense that Charles Schultz was an atheist, and that Christmas is a holiday stolen by Christianity because the pagan masses kept celebrating it.

But those things don't always translate well in the intertubes.

Especially where I'm involved.