“A Charlie Brown Christmas” turns 50!

NEW YORK (WATE/ABC News) – It has been 50 years since “A Charlie Brown Christmas” first aired on television.

Charles Schulz’s lovable peanut characters were first brought to life on television in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” back in 1965, as the story of a troubled boy, who’s dog Snoopy, and friends, come to his rescue.

Schulz’s son, Craig Schulz, tells ABC News the holiday special’s themes and emotions still ring true. Schulz said, “We all feel those things. We’re all there when Charlie Brown loses, and we all lose a lot more in life than we ever win.”

He also said the voices you hear from the characters were not done by professional actors. Instead they were neighborhood kids who were pulled from their classrooms.

ABC will celebrate Monday’s Golden Anniversary with an hour-long special, starting at 8:00 p.m. leading up to “A Charlie Brown Christmas” which airs at 9.

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