After many frustrations, Charlie Brown calls out to anyone who can explain to him the true meaning of Christmas. His good friend Linus goes out onto stage to recite a short passage from Luke in the Bible and helps everyone to remember exactly why we are celebrating this holiday
Linus recites a verse in the Bible to explain what Christmas is all about. Download the printable one page transcript to share with your family this season.
Text from Linus in a Charlie Brown Christmas speech
“I guess you were right, Linus. I shouldn’t have picked this little tree,” said Charlie Brown. “Everything I do turns into a disaster. I guess I don’t really know what Christmas is all about. Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?”
“Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about,” said Linus. [Linus walks on stage.]
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding
in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them,
and the glory of the Lord shone round about them:
and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold,
I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe
wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the
heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace,
good will toward men.
[Linus picks up his blanket and shuffles off-stage.]
“That’s what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown.”