The MRC's Brent Bozell wrote on December 11, "Some memories that still define the warmest moments of American television are the long-running animated Christmas specials."
My favorite as a child was "A Charlie Brown Christmas."
To this day, Christmas isn't Christmas until I spend 30 minutes with Charlie, Snoopy, and the entire Peanuts gang.
For many of us, the best moment is when Linus explains the true meaning of Christmas to our always troubled hero who just wasn't feeling the spirit of the season no matter how hard he tried (video embedded below the fold with partial transcript):
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night, and lo the angel of the Lord came upon them and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid, and the angel said unto them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a savior, tis Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger."
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly hosts, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.