A four-year-old reacts to ‘Happy New Year, Charlie Brown’

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We did it over Thanksgiving. We did it at Christmas. And now we’re doing again to ring in the new year!

When we sat down with our four-year-old daughter Sammy and her two-year-old brother Freddy to show them “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown” for the very first time last week, we did more than just complete the Big Three Peanuts Holiday Special Trifecta in a single year…

…we also made some hilariously adorable family movie night magic!

Here’s how our little “peanuts” reacted to the show:

SAMMY: Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown! …Who's Charlie Brown? The guy who's always sad?
SAMMY: Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown! …Who’s Charlie Brown? The guy who’s always sad?
SAMMY: What? Why is his vacation ruined?
SAMMY: What? Why is his vacation ruined?
SAMMY: What's a dip pen? MOM + DAD: It's a pen that doesn't have ink in it, so you have to dip it in ink kind of like a paintbrush. SAMMY: And sometimes, in Room Five we use to dip colored pencils in water and the water turns that color and we use those to paint.
SAMMY: What’s a dip pen? MOM + DAD: It’s a pen that doesn’t have ink in it, so you have to dip it in ink kind of like a paintbrush. SAMMY: (excited) And sometimes, in Room Five we used to dip colored pencils in water and the water turns that color and we use those to paint!
SAMMY: Why don't we have a New Year's party? MOM + DAD: You want to have one next year? SAMMY: Yes.
SAMMY: Why don’t we have a New Year’s party? MOM + DAD: You want to have one next year? SAMMY: Yes.
MOM + DAD: In Charlie Brown shows, the adults sound like that. SAMMY: (exasperated) Yes, I know!
MOM + DAD: In Charlie Brown shows, the adults sound like that. SAMMY: (exasperated) Yes, I know!
SAMMY: I wouldn't go in! I would just peek in the window.
SAMMY: I wouldn’t go in! I would just peek in the window.
SAMMY: He's still only on page five!
SAMMY: He’s still only on page five!
SAMMY: Ha ha. What's a sweet baboo?
SAMMY: Ha ha. What’s a sweet baboo?
SAMMY: It's funny. How he yelled at her.
SAMMY: It’s funny. How he yelled at her.
FREDDY: Square!
FREDDY: Square!
SAMMY: She's so still...
SAMMY: She’s so still…
SAMMY: He said it wouldn't happen, but it did happen!
SAMMY: He said it wouldn’t happen, but it did happen!
SAMMY: Hey they're kids. Why are they drinking root beer? FREDDY: Me drink some.
SAMMY: Hey they’re kids. Why are they drinking root beer? FREDDY: Me drink some.
SAMMY: I sniff your root beer sometimes!
SAMMY: I sniff your root beer sometimes!
SAMMY: Do we have cookies? MOM + DAD: We don't think so. We think we have fudge. SAMMY: I want to eat a piece of fudge right now. FREDDY: Me eat some too!
SAMMY: Do we have cookies? MOM + DAD: We don’t think so. We think we have fudge. SAMMY: I want to eat a piece of fudge right now. FREDDY: Me eat some too!
[ FUDGE BREAK ]
[ FUDGE BREAK ]
SAMMY: What's "reshaloozhuns"?
SAMMY: What’s “reshaloozhuns”?
SAMMY: What does it actually say? MOM + DAD: It looks like real words from the book, but they’re cut off on the sides. SAMMY: I would just spell not real words. Or lines. Like wiggly lines.
SAMMY: What does it actually say? MOM + DAD: It looks like real words from the book, but they’re cut off on the sides. SAMMY: I would just spell not real words. Or lines. Like wiggly lines.
SAMMY: Why does his eyes look so tired?
SAMMY: Why does his eyes look so tired?
SAMMY: What? Why are they so excited?
SAMMY: What? Why are they so excited?
SAMMY: He's having a sad new year.
SAMMY: He’s having a sad new year.
SAMMY: Can we have more fudge now?
SAMMY: Can we have more fudge now?

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4 thoughts on “A four-year-old reacts to ‘Happy New Year, Charlie Brown’

  1. I am in shock. My Charlie Brown trifecta starts with Halloween. Now I’ll have to seek this one out and make it a quadfecta! Except my child’s reaction to them this far has been a lot less adorable and a lot more ‘I don’t understand this so I’m bored and will walk away now.

    1. Excellent point about the Halloween special – too bad we hadn’t thought to do these posts back then! Maybe your kiddo – and ours – can try it again next year!

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