In his autobiographical book  ‘Manhood for Amateurs,’ the Pulitzer-winning novelist Michael Chabon wrote of the ‘Peanuts’ special’s lasting appeal.

‘That show, in its plot, characters, and perhaps above all in its music, captures an authentic bittersweetness, the melancholy of this time of year, like no other work of art I know’

via Tonight’s ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’: Why the ‘Peanuts’ TV special’s appeal endures – Comic Riffs – The Washington Post.