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Mon, 06 Dec 2004

A Charlie Brown Christmas / Vince Guaraldi Trio
A Charlie Brown Christmas I can't listen to the music of A Charlie Brown Christmas without getting a little bit misty. There are a lot of reasons, I suppose: our increasingly cynical and made-to-market age, where product tie-ins are much more obvious and far less benign that Charles Schulz and his Peanuts gang; the fact that hearing it means an onslaught of endless holiday specials, few of which have a fraction of the charm; or maybe my own longing for my long ago childhood, when responsibilities were still a long way away and life was about possibilities and hope. But I wonder if my reaction would be nearly as strong if the music were less lovingly crafted. At the ripe old age of 11 I neither knew nor cared for jazz combos. And I certainly couldn't relate to Christmas music, being of another tribe entirely. But Vince Guaraldi struck a chord in my young and immature soul, one that still resonates with me today. Even now, I hear Linus and Lucy and I think back to the little boy who loved reading about those other little boys and girls. Nice to know he's still inside me somewhere.
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