It was a hit because of the morals and humor of a great Midwestern guy.

I've always said that the reason 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' is a classic is because it reflects the Midwest values that Charles Schulz grew up with.

We felt the show was too slow and wouldn't resonate with any segment of the audience. Even our choice of music was questionable at the time.

We thought we had destroyed Peanuts . It just didn't work. And the network didn't like it. It was too slow; we had used kids' voices and that jazz music.

They thought it was too slow.

That scene will never be obsolete.

I guess you can have an animated scene where you have a kid read from the Bible.

There are so many segments that are appropriate today.

Sparky liked it from the beginning.