It's a fact that the score to A Charlie Brown Christmas contains some of the best Christmas music ever recorded—heck, even without the holiday tag and nostalgia value, Vince Guaraldi's jazz compositions stand the test of time. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the television special (which, let us remind you, is also one of the best Christmas movies out there). And anyone in Brooklyn not content to stream the Peanuts gang from home can head to Gowanus's Redwood Studios, which will be hosting a live staging of the special with a jazz trio. Performances start Friday, December 11 and run through Sunday, December 20, and tickets are on sale.
If you're more interested in seeing the original film with live accompaniment, the Metropolitan Museum of Art presents the Rob Schwimmer Trio with screenings of the flick on Saturday, December 19 and Sunday, December 20. You can grab advance tickets to that. And don't miss the museum's massive Christmas tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche while you're there.