Charlie Brown Cristmas

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Is "Charlie Brown Christmas" an appropiate play

Poll closed Dec 4, 2008.
  1. Charlie Brown Christmas is not appropiate for Church

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  2. Charlie Brown Christmas is O.K. for Church

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  1. Petra-O IX

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    OK I would like to get some input on this, so feel free to discuss. Would presenting an adaption of a " Charlie Brown Christmas" Christmas play in a Church be out of line. Are there parts in the play that are negative? Is the Jazz and the dancing immoral? To me it is not about the numbers of who agree or disagree but the reasoning of opinions.
     
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    I wish I could remember the name of the play my church put on a number of years back (1990 or 91)! The play started with a line of kids, waiting to talk to Santa Claus (who was seated on his "throne", like at a mall). They are loudly discussing the merits of their favorite toy requests. Santa interrupts them, and says that "getting stuff is NOT the reason for the season. The rest of the play has the kids acting out the Biblical nativity story, which Santa narrates.

    The best part of the entire play is the last scene. Santa steps down from his seat, walks to the manger, and bows down before the Baby Jesus. At that point, the lights go out. When the lights come back on after a few seconds, Santa is gone, and the entire emphasis is on Jesus!

    I believe "Charlie Brown's Christmas" tries to do the same thing. Go for it!

    BTW, I played Santa in that play. I still cry when thinking about the change the play made in the children of our church!

    Bill :godisgood:
     
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    I'll bet there are quite a few little girls who want to play Lucy, giving her "5 good reasons" to little brother Linus as to why he should learn his lines. :laugh:
     
  4. Petra-O IX

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    I appreciate the replies. The play has been discussed with the youth that I work with. On the plus side a lot of kids are excited about the possiblities of being involved. On another plus side, a lot of parents who usually don't attend Church are very interested in seeing their child in a "Charlie Brown Christmas". Now the negative side of this is that the play seems to be offensive to some in our congregation who know about it. It is not worth being out of fellowship with others if this will cause a divide but still I think of those parents who would come to see their child in a play , I like the possibilities that presents.
     
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    Do an end-around.

    Tell the congregation you are putting on a "south park Christmas."

    Act surprised when they tell you "no way!"

    Compromise by offering Charlie Brown.

    You'll look like a wise negotiator.

    either that or lose your job... :D

    J/K...I think it's a great idea! As a preview, you could always show them the Linus clip, as he tells the story. That might make 'em feel better...
     
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    Just a point of interest, Charles Schultz was a dedicated Mormon, if that means anything.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  7. Petra-O IX

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    I always thought he was Luthern but in Checking with Wikipedia I found that he wasn't really tied down to any particular denomination.
    I remember when I was a young lad seeing some of his early cartoon work in a Christian booklet.
     
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    Wow!
    Jim I can honestly relate to what happened in Charles Shultz's life. Only my experience was different and an eventual diffent outcome. My daughter was talked into joining the Mormans, this broke my heart but my love for her was solid. I am so thankful she woke up and left the Mormans. I take my two grandsons to Church with me and my wife on a regular basis and just perhaps one day my daughter and son-in-law will see how Christ works in the heart of my two favorite grandsons.
     
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    Let me tell you a story of hope. A Jewish lady came to the Lord in one of my early churches back in the 50's. She brought her son faithfully. Her husband drove her to the church, but never came indoors. She continue to go to Synagogue with him.

    Eventually the son came to the Lord and graduated from Bible College. One day the husband dropped her off at church and he went to the parking lot to wait. Half way through the service he snuckin the back door........long story short,,,,he came forward without an invitation in tears and asked about this Jesus who was so important to his wife and son. He did eventually become a Christian. You can imagine how many years passed. Sure wish I had been in the church at that time.

    God moves in mysterious ways...Never give up.

    Cheers, and bless,

    Jim
     
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    I couldn't answer the poll because I honestly don't know what a Charlie Brown Christmas is.
     
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    If anyone has any questions, they can always check out the letter I offered to Rocko from Schultz's daughter on what a student of the Bible he was.

    Cheers,

    Jim

    Love Charlie Brown or better known as Peanuts.
     
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    Beautiful story , Jim. Thanks for sharing. I feel priviledged to have these occasional chats with you.
    God bless,
    and I hope it's not too early to wish you and your family a very merry Christmas.
     
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    What I did was play the DVD and chose three scenes and copied the subtitles with a minor change or two.
    The youtube site gave me some ideas for an alternative version.
    Thanks Tim
     
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    Marcia, where have you been? I was born in '65 and I have watched "A Charlie Brown Christmas" ever since I can remember. I don't think I have ever missed a year. It's a modern classic and has a great message. And, it's a lot better than the other modern classic where the message is "You'll shoot your eye out kid."
     
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    Sag, You don't like that leg lamp in the window?
     
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    :laugh: Thanks for the compliment!

    No, I'm not that young. I know who Charlie Brown is but I've never seen the C Brown Christmas show.
     

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