A four-year-old reacts to ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

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All the Peanuts holiday TV specials came out approximately forever ago. So for grownups like us who have seen them a good thirtysomething times by now, they’re not particularly new or exciting anymore.

Unless you watch them with your kids, of course.

When our family checked out “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” together a couple weeks ago, the results were about as adorable as they could be. So we decided to do it again.

Here’s how our four-year-old daughter Sammy (and her two-year-old brother Freddy) reacted when they watched “A Charlie Brown Christmas” for the very first time:

SAMMY: Why is it not showing us anybody?
SAMMY: Why is it not showing us anybody?
SAMMY: They're ice skating. I could actually that time see their mouths closed. So I knew those guys weren't talking.
SAMMY: They’re ice skating. I could actually that time see their mouths closed. So I knew those guys weren’t talking.
SAMMY: Ha ha, that's funny. I'm so excited for Christmas. I'm so excited.
SAMMY: Ha ha, that’s funny. I’m so excited for Christmas. I’m so excited.
SAMMY: A Charlie Brown Christmas? Why does it say "A"?
SAMMY: A Charlie Brown Christmas? Why does it say “A”?
SAMMY: In this thing, they're talking of too many words that I don't know what they mean.
SAMMY: In this thing, they’re talking of too many words that I don’t know what they mean.
SAMMY: What's pinpoint mean?
SAMMY: What’s pinpoint mean?
SAMMY: What's pant-a-phobia?
SAMMY: What’s pant-a-phobia?
SAMMY: Why is she being somebody like, she's only a kid, but she has a job?
SAMMY: Why is she being somebody like, she’s only a kid, but she has a job?
SAMMY: What's real estate? MOM + DAD: Property, like a house. SAMMY: I want a playhouse. Can I have one?
SAMMY: What’s real estate? MOM + DAD: Property, like a house. SAMMY: I want a playhouse. Can I have one?
SAMMY: I want a treehouse. But the treehouse has to have windows and a door.
SAMMY: I want a treehouse. But the treehouse has to have windows and a door.
FREDDY: No that one! MOM + DAD: What, you don't like him? FREDDY: No that one!
FREDDY: No that one! MOM + DAD: What, you don’t like him? FREDDY: No that one!
SAMMY: Hey, are they playing that song?
SAMMY: Hey, are they playing that song?
SAMMY: What's a shepherd?
SAMMY: What’s a shepherd?
SAMMY: What did she say? What is he being? What else did she say?
SAMMY: What did she say? What is he being? What else did she say?
SAMMY: Oh so he's a shepherd?
SAMMY: Oh so he’s a shepherd?
SAMMY: But, who would be God and the mommy and Jesus? Maybe her. We would need the daddy, the mommy, the baby. And God. So we would need four more?
SAMMY: But, who would be God and the mommy and Jesus? Maybe her. We would need the daddy, the mommy, the baby. And God. So we would need four more?
SAMMY: Oh. Ha. I forgot about her. I like her.
SAMMY: Oh. Ha. I forgot about her. I like her.
SAMMY: That's too little.
SAMMY: That’s too little.
SAMMY: They shouldn't get that one. MOM + DAD: Why not? SAMMY: Because it's too little. MOM + DAD: What should they get instead? SAMMY: A bigger one.
SAMMY: They shouldn’t get that one. MOM + DAD: Why not? SAMMY: Because it’s too little. MOM + DAD: What should they get instead? SAMMY: A bigger one.
SAMMY: Why is she so still?
SAMMY: Why is she so still?
SAMMY: Why'd it turn quiet?
SAMMY: Why’d it turn quiet?
SAMMY: Why is he sucking on his thumb? MOM + DAD: Sometimes little kids suck on their thumbs. FREDDY: Me too think! SAMMY: Okay then suck on your thumb, Freddy. ...I don't like sucking on my thumb.
SAMMY: Why is he sucking on his thumb? MOM + DAD: Sometimes little kids suck on their thumbs. FREDDY: Me too think! SAMMY: Okay then suck on your thumb, Freddy. …I don’t like sucking on my thumb.
SAMMY: Hey there's some kids that weren't in the other movie. Yeah I just saw two twins that were identical and they were girls.
SAMMY: Hey there’s some kids that weren’t in the other movie. Yeah I just saw two twins that were identical and they were girls.
SAMMY: Everything he touched gets ruined?
SAMMY: Everything he touched gets ruined?
SAMMY: What's that sound for? MOM + DAD: They're singing. SAMMY: What are they singing? Is that what they're singing?
SAMMY: What’s that sound for? MOM + DAD: They’re singing. SAMMY: What are they singing? Is that what they’re singing?
SAMMY: Is that the end?
SAMMY: Is that the end?
SAMMY: But that was a weird ending. I thought they would do the play.
SAMMY: But that was a weird ending. I thought they would do the play.

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2 thoughts on “A four-year-old reacts to ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

  1. Thank you, Sammy for showing my why Ellie won’t appreciate this movie.
    PS, I have the same questions when I watch it.

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