charlie brown christmas dvdThe animated TV special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is one of the most popular Christmas shows ever produced. Although it was originally broadcast more than four decades ago, it remains a beloved family holiday movie. Starring the Peanuts characters created by cartoonist Charles Schulz, this animated Christmas special is both funny and touching and offers a wonderful soundtrack with music by Vince Guaraldi.

The song “Linus and Lucy” was written for this TV special, which was the first Peanuts special. That song later became the signature music for all Peanuts specials. Another popular original song from the special was “Christmas Time is Here.” Many people think of this as the “Charlie Brown Christmas song.” Here are the lyrics for that song

Christmas Time is Here (The Charlie Brown Christmas Song) Lyrics
Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year
Snowflakes in the air
Carols everywhere
Olden times and ancient rhymes
Of love and dreams to share
Sleigh bells in the air
Beauty everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there
Christmas time is here
We’ll be drawing near
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year…
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