This is one of my favorite ornaments. The bright light on Linus’ face is not my flash. What it is, is the light coming from the top of the ornament. You press a button on the right side and Linus’ voice comes on saying, “Lights please.” Slowly the lights come up. Then he goes into the rest of the speech from A Charlie Brown Christmas:
And there were in the same country shepards. Obiding in the field 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 tidings o great joy, which shall be to all my 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, and good will toward men.
That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.
Then the lights slowly fade out. I get a real kick out of this ornament.
Since childhood, I’ve watched this wonderful Christmas special every year. I love this!