Transcript for "A Charlie Brown Christmas" to Turn 50
For so many of us, wouldn't be Christmas without a Charlie brown Christmas. The cartoon classic is turning 50 and still teaching kids the true meaning of the holiday. And ABC's Sara Haines has more. ? Christmas time is here ? Reporter: It's the story of a great big holiday, a little bitty tree, and a group of kids trying to make sense of it all. I just don't understand Christmas, I guess. Reporter: But while it may seem like a Charlie brown Christmas debuted only yesterday, believe it or not the beloved Christmas special is now in the 50th year. Do you realize that's been around for 50 years? You're making me feel old. And I feel young. Reporter: That's right, Charlie brown turning the big 5-0. Charlie brown feels the depression. Trying to find a deeper meaning to life. This commercialism won't ruin my Christmas. Reporter: And interestingly, the Christmas special known for frowning on the commercialism of the holidays was sponsored by Coca-Cola. It was featured in the special. Check out this now-deleted scene of linus running into a Coca-Cola sign. And the original closing credits. The popularity has spawned dolls, toys, and an appreciation for what are now called Charlie brown Christmas tree. What do you call it? Charlie brown Christmas tree. It's the blanket around it. Reporter: You knew that was linus' blanket. Of course glr for adults and kids alike, it's the magic. So happy birthday, Charlie brown. Take it from your legions of fans. You haven't aged a bit. Sara Haines, ABC news, New York.
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