Sheesh, life certainly is uncanny sometimes. Just as soon as I write a post mentioning a holiday tradition about Peanuts, others are enjoying the tradition as well.
Because one certainly cannot know enough, here is The Real Story Behind A Charlie Brown Christmas (and why it almost wasnt shown).
When CBS executives previewed A Charlie Brown Christmas, they were vastly underwhelmed. There was just so much wrong with it. There was not enough action. It moved too slow. The voices had been done by real kids, not adult actors. There was no laugh track. And Linus read from the Gospel of Luke in one scene.