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An ice skate cut into a frozen pond. Snowflakes drifted to the ground. Pine trees were bathed in white.
A dozen kids were skating on ice, smiling and laughing happily. As they skated, they sang:
Christmastime is here,
happiness and cheer...
Fun for all
that children call
their favorite time of year...
Snowflakes in the air,
and ancient rhymes
of love and dreams to share...
About a quarter of a mile away, two kids were walking to go skating at the pond. One was a round-faced boy, with almost no hair, wearing a red coat and a yellow striped shirt under it. The other, a scraggly-haired, smaller boy, was clutching a blanket as he walked.
The two stopped and leaned on a brick wall.
"I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus," the round-faced boy said. "Christmas is coming, but I'm not happy.
"I don't feel the way I'm supposed to feel."
Linus looked at him skeptically, and the two continued their journey. As they walked, the boy said:
"I just don't understand Christmas, I guess. I like getting presents, and sending Christmas cards and all that, but I'm still not happy. I always end up feeling depressed."
Linus turned around. "Charlie Brown," he said sternly, talking with a slight lisp, "You're the only person I know who could take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem. Maybe Lucy's right. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world ... you're the Charlie Browniest."
They had reached the pond by now, and listened to the kids singing:
Sleighbells in the air,
And joyful memories there...
Christmastime is here,
We'll be drawing near...
Oh, that we
could always see
such spirit through the year...
Linus pointed out to Charlie Brown a little white beagle skate with the kids. Charlie Brown sighed; the white beagle was his dog, Snoopy, and he knew that Snoopy was not your ordinary dog. For one thing, he walked upright, like humans; for another thing, he understood human language and had constant fantasies about World War I and skating in the Masters.
And speaking of which...
As Snoopy skated, he was slowly forming a line of kids, with more and more children joining on to make a long tail. Suddenly, Snoopy turned around suddenly, cracking the line like a whip, and the kids went spinning off in different directions, laughing happily. Snoopy himself spun out of control, eventually falling on the ice, where he continued spinning until he slowly came to a stop.
Linus and Charlie Brown put on their skates and joined the festivities, but their joy was to be short lived. Snoopy grabbed Linus' blanket (with Linus himself holding on) and started dragging poor Linus behind him, eventually lifting him off the ground. When Snoopy passed Charlie Brown, he got tangled up in the blanket as well, which Snoopy spun around and around and around. Charlie Brown flew out of the blanket, slid on the ice, and bashed into a tree. To add insult to injury, Snoopy let go of Linus' blanket and Linus flew into the dazed Charlie Brown, knocking a huge pile of snow off of the tree and burying the two boys in a mound of rubble.
It took awhile before they could get out again.