The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Sunday, Debtember 19, 2010

“I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown”

Bunny and I caught “I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown” on television and I must say, this is one Peanuts holiday special I've never seen before.

It was … odd. Developed after Charles Schulz died, it's a collection of comic strips that have been animated and strung into a somewhat coherent story of Rerun (the younger brother of Lucy and Linus) and his desire to get a dog for Christmas. And yes, it's just barely coherent with much of the film (it was an hour long, which was about 30 minutes too long in my opinion) feeling like a collection of gags, which, yes, it is a collection of gags.

And unlike “A Charlie Brown Christmas, I don't think this one needs to be seen more than once.

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