Peanuts Christmas Special Quote

I love the speech Linus gives about the story of baby Jesus, from the Bible. It is actually from the King James Bible, the book of Luke (Luke 2:8-14). First, Linus takes his famous blue blanket and wraps it around his head, so he looks like a shepherd. Then, he recites this:

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone ‘round about them, and they were so afraid.”

“And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not. For behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’”

“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'”

“That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”

~ from the 1965 Christmas TV show, A Charlie Brown Christmas

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