The animated television special is brought to life with a cast of talented actors and singers in this new stage adaptation. When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas. A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS was first shown on television in 1965, and has been part of the holiday tradition ever since.