One of the most popular animated Christmas specials each year is “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” More than 40 years after it was originally aired on CBS, it still remains one of almost everyone’s favorite family holiday movies. Based on the Peanuts characters created by cartoonist Charles Schulz, this animated Christmas special is light-hearted, yet touching. And the music is just as good as the story and animation. “Linus and Lucy” was written for this special and later became the signature theme 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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