A Charlie Brown Christmas Quotes To Fill You With Holiday Nostalgia

"Christmas is getting all you can get while the getting is good."

by Romper Staff
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Every family has its own Christmas traditions, and one popular one is to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas. If you’re the type of person who will try to sneak in quotes from the holiday classic movie in everyday conversation (whether it’s the holiday season or not), this list of A Charlie Brown Christmas quotes is the perfect list for you. There is just something about Charlie, Sally, Linus, Lucy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang that is so endearing

It’s wild to think that this beloved TV special aired back in 1965 for the first time. That means, if you have snuggled up on the couch with your kids to watch it, they’re probably your family’s third or fourth generation to enjoy it. Some of us have been watching the special every holiday season for our entire lives. Given its longevity, it’s no wonder why we all can pull out random A Charlie Brown Christmas quotes at the drop of a hat.

Suffice to say, after decades of watching the special, there are a lot of A Charlie Brown Christmas quotes pretty much ingrained into our brains, and the special continues to bring joy to millions of people of all ages every year. Here are some of the most memorable quotes from the sweet film.


Best Charlie Brown quotes from A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • “Oh brother.”
  • “I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas is coming, but I'm not happy. I don't feel the way I'm supposed to feel.”
  • “Linus is right. I won't let all this commercialism ruin my Christmas.”
  • “I just don't understand Christmas I guess. I like getting presents and sending Christmas cards and decorating trees and all that, but I'm still not happy.”
  • “Oh, no. My own dog gone commercial.”
  • "This little green one here seems to need a home... We'll decorate it and it'll be just right for our play. Besides, I think it needs me."


Best Sally quotes from A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • “...make it easy on yourself, just send money. How about tens and twenties?”
  • “Dear Santa Claus, how have you been? Did you have a nice summer? How is your wife? I have been extra good this year, so I have a long list of presents that I want.”
  • [After asking Santa for money] “All I want is what I have coming to me. All I want is my fair share.”
  • Sally: “Try to catch snowflakes on your tongue. It’s fun.” Linus: “Mm. Needs sugar.”
  • "Christmas is getting all you can get while the getting is good."


Best Linus quotes from A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • “For unto you is born this day, the city of David a savior, which is Christ the Lord. That’s what Christmas is about, Charlie Brown.”
  • “Well, this is one Christmas shepherd who's going to keep his trusty blanket with him.”
  • “Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you're the Charlie Browniest.”
  • “I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It's not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.”
  • “Gee, do they still make wooden Christmas trees?”
  • “That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”
  • “Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?”


Best Lucy quotes from A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • “I know how you feel about all this Christmas business ... I never get what I really want. I always get a lot of stupid toys or a bicycle or clothes or something like that.”
  • [in response to Charlie questioning what she wants for Christmas]: “Real estate.”
  • “Get the biggest aluminum tree you can find, Charlie Brown, maybe painted pink!”
  • “It's too early. I never eat December snowflakes. I always wait until January.”
  • “What about the Christmas queen, hmm? Are you going to let all this beauty go to waste?”
  • Lucy: “You think you’re so smart with that blanket. What are you gonna do with it when you grow up?” Linus: “Maybe I’ll turn it into a sport coat.”
  • Lucy: “Incidentally, I know how you feel about all this Christmas business, getting depressed and all that. It happens to me every year. I never get what I really want. I always get a lot of stupid toys or a bicycle or clothes or something like that.” Charlie Brown: “What is it you want?” Lucy: “Real estate.”
  • “Boy, what a sound. How I love to hear that old money plink, that beautiful sound of cold, hard cash. That beautiful, beautiful sound. Nickels, nickels, nickels. That beautiful sound of plinking nickels.”
  • “Ugh. I've been kissed by a dog. I have dog germs. Get hot water, get some disinfectant, get some iodine!”
  • “You do think I'm beautiful, don't you, Charlie Brown? You didn't answer me right away. You had to think about it first, didn't you? If you really had thought I was beautiful, you would've spoken right up. I know when I've been insulted.”
  • “Look, Charlie, let's face it. We all know that Christmas is a big commercial racket. It's run by a big Eastern syndicate, you know.”
  • “Beethoven wasn't so great. He never got his picture on bubble-gum cards, did he? Have you ever seen his picture on a bubble-gum card? How can you say someone is great who's never had his picture on bubble-gum cards?”
  • “Charlie Brown is a blockhead, but he did get a nice tree.”
  • “Charlie Brown, you're the only person I know who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem.”


Best Pigpen quotes from A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • “In spite of my outward appearance, I shall try to run a neat inn.”
  • “It sort of makes you wanna treat me with more respect, doesn't it?”
  • [After looking at himself in Frieda’s mirror and smiling] “On the contrary, I didn't think I looked that good.”


Best Shermy quotes from A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • “Every Christmas it's the same. I always end up playing a shepherd.”


Best Frieda quotes from A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • “I can’t go on, there’s too much dust. It will take the curl out of my naturally curly hair.”
  • “Do innkeepers' wives have naturally curly hair?”


Best full cast quotes from A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • “Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!”

As fun as it must have been to read through all of these quotes, nothing beats snuggling up on the couch and watching A Charlie Brown Christmas with a cup of hot chocolate. So, dust off your old Blu-ray or DVD copy (or your VHS if you’re truly vintage) or queue it up on Apple TV+ and soak up the joy and nostalgia.

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