Whether it was the comic strip or TV specials, you’d have to be a blockhead not to love the Peanuts. When we heard the gang would be together again for The Peanuts Moviethis November, we immediately started counting the days!
Thankfully we have the highly addictive Peanutize Me app to help pass the time. By selecting from dozens of hairstyles, outfits, and smile sizes, Peanuts fans can create a free personalized Peanuts avatar – as if Charles Schulz drew it himself!
In honour of The Peanuts Movie, we decided to “Peanutize” some of our favourite Christmas movie characters. We hope you enjoy the results as much as we do!
Christmas Movies allow us to feel nostalgic as we’re reminded of all of the cheer surrounding the festive holiday; but most classics serve another purpose—teaching us valuable life lessons we can keep with us all year long.
1. Movie: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer:
Lesson: Celebrate your differences
We all know the story; Rudolph’s “shortcoming” becomes his strongest asset in the end. He saves Christmas guiding Santa’s sleigh with his glowing red nose. The simple lesson here is that even when you feel like a misfit, your flaws and quirks often become your best qualities.
2. Movie: A Christmas Story
Lesson: Don’t give in to peer pressure
Sometimes we do things we know are stupid, just because someone tells (or triple-dog dares) us to. This can really get us stuck in bad situation. It’s important not to give in to the pressure of impressing others.
3. Movie: Polar Express
Lesson: Everybody has doubts
But just because you grow up, doesn’t mean you have to stop believing, especially about things we can’t see or hold like the future or Santa. Sometimes, you have to take a leap of faith and just believe.
4. Movie: It’s A Wonderful Life
Lesson: Your life has a purpose
We have no idea how significantly our lives impact others. If George never existed, he wouldn’t have been able to save the life of Harry, his brother, when they were young. The moral of the story is: George thought the world was better off without him, but in reality, it wasn’t.
5. Movie: Home Alone
Lesson: Be careful what you wish for
Sometimes, what you think you want and what you actually need are two very different things. You never really know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Sure, Kevin was excited to have the house to himself at first, but by Christmas morning, he was really missing the McCallister clan.
6. Movie: Nightmare Before Christmas
Lesson: Passion is contagious
Being a leader also means being a team player. Though, no one in Halloween Town understood the true meaning of Christmas, they trusted in Jack’s plan because of his amount of passion towards his vision.
7. Movie: Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Lesson: The journey is just as important as the destination
Sometimes you have to stop and smell the roses. Achieving your goals can be amazing, but its the friendships you make, and the lessons you learn along the way, that really make it worth the while.
8. Movie: Just Friends
Lesson: Never forget where you came from
Chris was so caught up in his new life, that he forgot about his friends and family back at home. After being forced into spending Christmas in his hometown, he realizes that being ashamed of where you come from is pointless.
9. Movie: Love, Actually
Lesson: Sometimes the most simple gestures can have the most impact
Grand gestures can be nice, but it’s the little things in life that matter the most. Letting someone know how you feel about them can really make an impact on their happiness.
10. Movie: Elf
Lesson: Never doubt your own abilities
If Buddy gave up, he would have never saved Christmas. When you start to doubt yourself, you make it easy for others to doubt you, too.
11. Movie: Charlie Brown Christmas
Lesson: Love is all you need
Linus summed it up perfectly: “I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.”
12. Movie: Frosty the Snowman
Lesson: Friendship is the greatest gift
Before Olaf, another friendly snowman taught us that, “Some people are worth melting for.”
13. Movie: National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Lesson: You cant choose your family
Every family has their quirks. Learn to have a good time and roll with whatever happens when relatives come into town!
14. Movie: The Santa Claus
Lesson: Seeing isn’t believing, believing is seeing
We don’t always need proof to believe in something. Sometimes, all we need is faith, and then we will believe.
and last, but certainly not least…
15. Movie: The Grinch
Lesson: Christmas Day will always be, just so long as we have wehave we
Material items will come and go, but the spirit of Christmas lives within the hearts of those who love and celebrate each other.
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