Our children just received this DVD as a gift from my mother. Anita and I have been trying to figure out how many times we want to let them watch it each year. It seems that since we grew up only getting to see it once a year, the anticipation and appreciation of the cartoon only intensified. We're concerned that familiarity will breed contentment with this classic story if we don't limit the viewings.
Also, a good friend of mine has produced a great podcast about this Charlie Brown Christmas special that you might be interested in hearing here.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Luke 2:8-14 King James Version