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The Best Quotes From 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'  

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The best quotes from A Charlie Brown Christmas prove why it is one of the most enduring Christmas classics of all time. In this holiday special, Charlie Brown feels down in the dumps because he thinks Christmas has become too commercialized. He goes to all of his friends to find the true meaning of the holiday season. Around the holidays, this special airs rather frequently, so chances are good you have seen it at least a couple of times. You have likely seen it so often that you already know all the best A Charlie Brown Christmas quotes. 

Which line from the special puts the biggest smile on your face? Linus has some of the best lines in the entire movie that you can likely recite by heart, like this gem: "I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It's not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love." There's also the classic bit from when Lucy tries to get Schroeder to play "Jingle Bells," and she says, "No, no. You don't get it at all. I mean 'Jingle Bells.' You know, Santa Claus and ho-ho-ho, and mistletoe and presents to pretty girls."

The best A Charlie Brown Christmas movie quotes have been gathered right here. Vote up your favorites and vote down any you don't care to be reminded of. 

It's Not Bad at All is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quotes From 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'
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It's Not Bad at All

Linus Van Pelt: I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It's not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.

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The True Meaning of Christmas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes From 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'
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The True Meaning of Christmas

Linus Van Pelt: Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about... Lights, please.

[Spotlight]

Linus Van Pelt: "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 unto 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 Savior, 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, goodwill toward men.'" ...That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

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I'm Not Happy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quotes From 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'
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I'm Not Happy

Charlie Brown: I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas is coming, but I'm not happy. I don't feel the way I'm supposed to feel.

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I've Killed It is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quotes From 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'
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I've Killed It

Charlie Brown: I've killed it. Oh! Everything I touch gets ruined.

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