"That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown".

Does anyone NOT still tear up a little at the end of Linus' speech during "A Charlie Brown Christmas"? It's one of the most iconic holiday specials for kids and adults and it's going to be staged LIVE at the Paramount Theatre this fall! Auditions have apparently concluded, otherwise I would totally try out for the Chuck and Snoopy roles with my beagle Riley.

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Charlie, Linus, Lucy (cue Vince Guaraldi), and of course Snoopy and the rest of the gang are performing a 90-minute presentation, including intermission on Wednesday, November 24 at 7 p.m. According to CREventsLive, this show "encompasses each of your favorite scenes from the original animated television show, with more fun, more music, and more finding the true Christmas spirit." In addition, the site says:

after the final bow, the show crescendos into a celebration of song as the audience is invited to join the Peanuts gang in singing traditional Christmas songs and carols.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 18th at 10 a.m. after a venue pre-sale Wednesday, June 16th. Use presale code CHRISTMAS.

I can always totally relate to Charlie Brown's dilemma of being stressed out even during the most fun, relaxing times but Christmas is about peace, fun, and time spent with those you love. Make sure you take to heart Linus' words and gather a few of those people on Thanksgiving eve this Fall to watch the perfect kickoff to the holiday season.

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