As I was watching A Charlie Brown Christmas with my children the other day (for the first time in my adult life), I was aware of some serious attitude problems among the characters. Carolyn McCulley notes one such set of negative attitudes in this 2005 post:
Lessons From A Charlie Brown Christmas
It's a great reminder to, "Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour" (1 Peter 5:8). We tend to let our guard down when we think something is safe, but nothing is safe in this fallen world. For those of us who are watching this movie, we need to use it as a conversation starter in our family on many counts. Just as real Biblical characters are not perfect, these fictional characters are not perfect. May God open our eyes to the things that don't please him in this film so that we can guard our hearts and those of our children.
Carolyn also posted on A Charlie Brown Christmas this year. You can read that post here:
A Charlie Brown Christmas