I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown

Synopsis: I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown! centers on ReRun, the lovable but ever-skeptical younger brother of Linus and Lucy. It's Christmas vacation and, as usual, ReRun's big sister is stressing him out, so he decides to turn to his best friend, Snoopy, for amusement and holiday cheer. However his faithful but unpredictable beagle companion has plans of his own, giving ReRun reason to ask Snoopy to invite his canine brother Spike for a visit. When Spike shows up, it looks like ReRun will have a dog for Christmas after all... but then the real trouble begins.
Production: Warner Home Video
43 min

What are those round things?

People faces.

I'm drawing a football stadium

filled with 60,000 fans.

I only see 10.

Parking was a problem.

We're supposed to draw

each other's face.

Well, turn your head.

I can only draw a side-view face.

I'm trying to have an expression

of someone looking to the future with hope.

That's all right, I'm just drawing your ear.

I'm tired of all this kindergarten stuff.

Why don't we run away to Paris?

If we got on a plane at midnight,

we could be in Paris tomorrow.

Do you have any money?

I have 50 cents.

Maybe we can get upgraded

to business class.

There's this cute little girl

who sits next to me in kindergarten.

I told her maybe she and I

can go to Paris someday.

I don't even know where Paris is.

The teacher says

that the principal wants to see you.



Yes, ma'am.

I was told the principal wants to see me.


Why me? I'm nobody.

I don't even have a dog.


Yes, sir, Mr. Principal.


Who? The little girl with the braids?


We're in the same kindergarten class.


Did I ask her to go to Paris?

Well, sure, but that was just a joke.

I mean, how...?



Who's there?

- It's only me. I'm home early.

I've been fired.

This little girl in my class

was sort of depressed.

So I said,

"Why don't we run away to Paris?"

It was a joke.

She thought it was funny...

...so she told her mother,

who told the teacher...

...who told the principal, and I got fired.

- Suspended.

- I guess so.

- Harassment?

- Stupidity.

Thank goodness

Christmas vacation starts tomorrow.

Mom should really let us have a dog.


Having a dog could be fun.

Don't you think?

What are you doing?

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Charles M. Schulz

Charles Monroe Schulz (; November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000), nicknamed Sparky, was an American cartoonist best known for the comic strip Peanuts (which featured the characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy, among others). He is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, cited as a major influence by many later cartoonists, including Jim Davis, Bill Watterson, and Matt Groening. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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