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How the Creator of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Got the Gospel Past CBS Execs

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A Charlie Brown Christmas, a beloved tradition since 1965, faced controversy over streaming rights in 2020.

The special’s focus on the true meaning of Christmas, including a recitation of the Gospel of Luke, was initially met with resistance.

However, the decision ultimately led to its enduring success, with millions of viewers and an Emmy Award. (Trending: Democrat Found Guilty In Corruption Trial)

“We told Schulz, ‘Look, you can’t read from the Bible on network television,'” recalled Lee Mendelson, the show’s producer.

“When we finished the show and watched it, Melendez and I looked at each other and I said, ‘We’ve ruined Charlie Brown,'” said Mendelson.

After airing, Mendelson called the moment, “the most magical two minutes in all of TV animation.”

“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 and goodwill towards men.’” Luke 2:11-14

Despite initial doubts, the special’s iconic message continues to resonate 56 years later.

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