The 12 genres of Christmas movie

Time Out's Film team prove that there's a Christmas film for everyone


11. 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' (1965)

Genre Animation

Christmas credentials Pea-headed masochist Charlie Brown and his muckle-mouthed chum Linus, repelled by the crass commercialism and insane cosmic fury of the festive season, attempt to divine the true spirit of Christmas, bumming everyone else out in the process. A cast-iron cracker that still packs a Proustian wallop, the first and best of the Peanuts animated specials is a grubby bauble whose sparkle remains undimmed.

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