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The Culture This Week: your favorite Christmas specials are actually all really liberal; Boy George & Culture Club's new video for 'Life'; a fairytale of Christmas - revisiting 'In Bruges'; Lenny Kravitz is doing a toothpaste; Jason Atherton opens King's Social House in St. Moritz; our favorite moment at Art Basel; film spotlight: Mary Poppins Returns. Image Courtesy of ABC It Turns Out All of Your Favorite Christmas Specials Are Actually Really Liberal There’s a scene in A Charlie Brown Christmas, where our forlorn protagonist is writing out a letter to Santa for little sister (and proto Material Girl) Sally. Much to his horror, she shamelessly suggests to Saint Nick that he make it easy on himself, by just sending money: “How about tens and twenties?” Charlie, naturally, recoils with the obligatory “Aaugh!...Even my baby sister!” Lucy, the future feminist corporate raider, would later put it bluntly to him: “We all know that Christmas is a big commercial racket. It's run by a big Eastern syndicate.” And what does her coldly pragmatic self want to see in her stocking? “Real estate.” Charlie protests, and in the end, as we all know, his philosophical position on Christmas spirit wins out over the avaricious forces of commercialization; his sad little tree, surely a metaphor for every struggling underdog everywhere, blossoms into magnificence with just “a little love,” prompting the Peanuts gang into a joyful chorus of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” Peace on Earth…and mercy. Read More... The BlackList The New 'Life' Video is Surely Boy George & Culture Club's Most Visceral Ever Read more... Rock Those Pearly Whites: Lenny Kravitz is Doing a Toothpaste! Read more... Our Favorite Art Basel 2018 Moment: Loupe + TILA Celebrated Black Women Artists Read more... A Fairytale of Christmas: Revisiting the Bloodshed and Beneficence of 'In Bruges' Read more... The New Ski Weekend Dining Apex: Jason Atherton Opens King's Social House in St. Moritz Read More... BlackBook Film Spotlight, Mary Poppins Returns, in Theaters December 21 Copyright © December 8, 2018, All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: 20 John Street Brooklyn NY 11201 unsubscribe from this list update subscription preferences

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The Culture This Week: your favorite Christmas specials are actually all really liberal; Boy George & Culture Club's new video for 'Life'; a fairytale of Christmas - revisiting 'In Bruges'; Lenny Kravitz is doing a toothpaste; Jason Atherton opens King's Social House in St. Moritz; our favorite moment at Art Basel; film spotlight: Mary Poppins Returns.

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It Turns Out All of Your Favorite Christmas Specials Are Actually Really Liberal

 

There’s a scene in A Charlie Brown Christmas, where our forlorn protagonist is writing out a letter to Santa for little sister (and proto Material Girl) Sally. Much to his horror, she shamelessly suggests to Saint Nick that he make it easy on himself, by just sending money: “How about tens and twenties?”

Charlie, naturally, recoils with the obligatory “Aaugh!...Even my baby sister!”

Lucy, the future feminist corporate raider, would later put it bluntly to him: “We all know that Christmas is a big commercial racket. It's run by a big Eastern syndicate.” And what does her coldly pragmatic self want to see in her stocking? “Real estate.”

Charlie protests, and in the end, as we all know, his philosophical position on Christmas spirit wins out over the avaricious forces of commercialization; his sad little tree, surely a metaphor for every struggling underdog everywhere, blossoms into magnificence with just “a little love,” prompting the Peanuts gang into a joyful chorus of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” Peace on Earth…and mercy.



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