“All I want is what I have coming to me. All I want is my fair share.”
Side Note: The skinny Santa forced by his wife to eat and get fat I always found to be kind of creepy.
The Grinch may have stole Christmas but Max steals every scene.
Many of the Christmas specials and movies speak out against the commercialism of Christmas, often making that theme their major plot element, but it is A Charlie Brown Christmas that really goes the distance. The special begins with Charlie Brown railing against the season as it just points out how nobody likes him, “I just don’t understand Christmas, I guess. I like getting presents and sending Christmas cards and decorating trees and all that, but I’m still not happy. I always end up feeling depressed.” What is surprising is that his nemesis Lucy Van Pelt is the one that tries to help by getting him involved with the Christmas play, which for me really speaks to the heart of the season.
“Fear not! For, behold, I bring you tidings o great joy, which shall be to all my people.”
Dishonorable mention goes to Santa Claus: The Movie
It’s Ho-Ho-Horrible, but I end up watching it every year.