Charlie Brown Christmas was on tonight and I am not sure who was more excited...Addison...or her two Grandmas. Mima Patti called at 6:30 to let us know it was on and Nana Jan called at 6:45. It was kind of sweet actually, thinking about the two of them at home flipping through channels and then racing to the phone when the realized it was on :-)
I have to admit...I was pretty excited too. Charlie Brown Christmas is one of my favorite holiday movies.
I had never really realized it before, but we have a lot of peanuts characters in our family. For starters, Addie is working on a pretty impressive Linus carrying around her blankie "Pinky" everywhere she goes :-)
And tonight, my mom and I realized that Snoopy is TOTALLY Howie. They have the same funny little attitude and if Howie could work a typewriter, I think this is how he would spend most of his afternoons...
And then there is Pig Pen. If you have ever read my SIL Diana's blog, you know that is what we call my brother Adam. He is stubborn, always surrounded by a cloud of dirt, and totally adorable. I think the nickname suits him just right :-)
And then there is Charlie Brown. I think if I were to pick one character I am most like...it would be Charlie. When he hangs his head and walks away defeated from his little Christmas tree...it makes me want to cry. He is dramatic and sensitive and that is SO ME!! I heart you Charlie Brown.
I think my absolute favorite part of the whole movie is when the gang decorates Charlie's tree for him in the end. He just looks so happy! And then they all tilt their little heads to the sky and start singing Hark the Herald Angels and again...I want to cry.