Falling Leaves: the Ardes blog

This Charming Charlie

Ray Drainville

Over the Christmas break, we watched the Charlie Brown Christmas TV special from our childhoods. I loved Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip. Having watched the TV show again, though, wow! How miserable they all were. It’s a strip deriving humour out of depression.

We’re not the only ones who’ve noticed this, however, and someone far more creative than I created “This Charming Charlie”, pairing the cartoon with—get this—lyrics by the Smiths.