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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Christmas in July 2016: Brian Arnold

Christmas in July 2016: Brian Arnold of Me and You and a Blog Named Boo

1) What Christmas episode/special/or movie always puts you in the holiday spirit?

A Charlie Brown Christmas. Accept no substitutes.

2) What Christmas program or scene brings you to tears?

A short animation available on YouTube called Gift of Ages. I cried the first time I saw it! It's available here: https://youtu.be/C6YuXUwUZ3U

"Lights, please!"
3) What's your favorite quote of dialogue, song lyric, or sentiment from a Christmas program?

Linus reciting the Gospel of Luke in A Charlie Brown Christmas. Quite possibly the first "drop the mic" moment in a Christmas program.

4) Is there a Christmas program that unintentionally frightens you--or turns you off?

Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer. Funny song, terrible cartoon!

5) Name one character from Christmas entertainment with whom you closely identify? and explain why.

Charlie Brown (notice a pattern?). Don't we all feel a bit blue at the holidays sometimes, like there's something missing? Then I watch this special and that missing piece is found.


  1. Thanks for letting me take part! Merry early Christmas!

  2. Thanks for letting me take part! Merry early Christmas!

  3. I totally agree..the cartoon of "Grandma got run over by a Reindeer ' was awful!

  4. I agree. A Charlie Brown Christmas is the gold standard. It has it all.

  5. Thanks for participating Brian. A Charlie Brown Christmas really puts me in the holiday mood too. It's good to see that I'm not the only one :)

  6. I had never seen "Gift of Ages"before. How lovely! Thanks, Brian!

  7. Absolutely LOVE all your choices Brian! I just watched 'Gift of Ages' for the first time! It is deep and very moving! Precious! (If anyone here hasn't seen it, be sure to click on the link above!) What an amazing Christmas gift- thank you so much for sharing!!!

    Charlie Brown, Linus, and all the Peanuts Gang are my sentimental, put me in the Holiday Spirit, favorites, too!!! How sweet it is... when Linus shares the true meaning of Christmas!!!

    Blessings!!! Net

  8. I'm glad everyone enjoyed my contribution to Christmas in July this year. Thanks!