There’s a war on Thanksgiving, Charlie Brown.
Last night, The Canary saw A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving for the first time.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving aired on ABC. And they followed it with This is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers.
The Canary’s glad we caught it when we did before the cancel culture takes it away for good. They sure have tried over the years.
More on that in a bit. But first …
A Quick Review of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving By Someone Who Waited More Than 40 Years to See It
Never been a big fan of Peanuts cartoons. Don’t hate them but they’re not Looney Tunes, now are they?
But if you’re in the mood for a half-hour of good, wholesome television, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving fills the time nicely.
And if that doesn’t do it for you, consider this angle: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving has become extremely controversial over the years for a variety of reasons … all of them nauseating and asinine.
Again, more on that in a bit. Gotta get through this review.
So, Peppermint Patty apparently loves Charlie Brown but he’s not having it. They’re friends and all but just friends. After all, they’re about 10 years old? She calls Charlie Brown on the phone and invites herself over to his house for Thanksgiving dinner.
Problem is, Chuck’s not having Thanksgiving dinner at home. He’s due at his grandmother’s house. But Patty doesn’t let him get a word in on the phone and at the same time, invites a couple more people over for dinner.
Peppermint Patty Was a Bit of a Bitch
Who does this Peppermint Patty think she is? She shows up at Charlie Brown’s house +2.
Charlie and Sally are still supposed to be going to their grandmother’s house but then Linus shows up. But at least Linus has the bright idea to have two Thanksgivings and gets Snoopy and Woodstock to help prep the first.
Trouble is, they’re 3 kids, a dog, and a little canary. What’s a canary bringing to the table, really? 😉
Well, the crew makes the most of it and brings to a backyard table a meal of buttered toast, jelly beans, pretzels, and ice cream.
Guess who takes exception to the fare? Yep, Peppermint Patty.
Like we said in our viral tweet … Don’t be a Peppermint Patty.
Eventually, it all works out for the Peanuts gang. After Patty apologizes impeachment-style (through another person), the crew sits around the table and enjoys their food. And then Charlie tells his grandmother that all his friends came over but hadn’t eaten Thanksgiving dinner yet.
So, she invites them over to her condo for Thanksgiving dinner, presumably without objection from anyone’s parents. Oh, and Snoopy and Woodstock are left behind to fend for themselves but they do just fine on their own.
But overall, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving isn’t doing well these days. Fear is, this classic cartoon’s days are numbered. Cancel culture is attacking it and the whole Thanksgiving holiday.
The War on Thanksgiving is Real
There really is a war on Thanksgiving, as our President suggested earlier this week.
The Fake News tried to paint him as insane for suggesting it but at the same time, kept fighting the war on Thanksgiving.
Check out the headlines if you search for “war on Thanksgiving” on Google:
The War on Thanksgiving is not fake. If the Fake News media had a memory that could recall time anywhere between a few hours ago to decades ago, they’d see plenty of evidence of a growing War on Thanksgiving.
Who’s Fighting the War?
Why wage war on Thanksgiving? If you haven’t noticed, the goal of the liberal cancel culture is to destroy any American tradition they can. By doing this, they can attempt to rebuild a Utopian society in their cockeyed vision.
They go right for the jugular in some cases.
In the War on Thanksgiving, they’ll just come right out and say it, “Thanksgiving is a racist holiday.” The argument is, of course, the white man stole the red man’s land. And because that allegedly started happening almost 400 years ago, we should stop celebrating this day. Shame on anyone who celebrates the slaughter.
If you ask them, the Puritans who settled at Plymouth Rock weren’t a starved, sickly group of religious exiles. Instead, they were a bloodthirsty mob who slaughtered the natives in order to advance the great white way.
This has been going on for decades now and doesn’t show any signs of stopping.
If the Fake News had only looked at the outlet they all aspire to be, the New York Times, they’d see their side is actively engaged in the war they say is a figment of Trump’s imagination.
See, it’s right there. Very current. “If we continue to insist …” blah, blah, blah. This is just one example of the direct approach. Here’s another from Harper’s Bazaar published a week ago. This writer’s suggesting a fun dinner table talking point. No fighting over the drumsticks at this lady’s house:
Here you can see it spelled out by a real nice lady:
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but Thanksgiving is a racist patriarchal holiday that is entirely built around the uncompensated reproductive labor of women and it’s ok to hate it. #cancelThanksgiving
— Nora, PhD (@norannosaurus) November 10, 2019
Let’s hope they never watch the more contemporary Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special, This is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is Racist?
But the direct approach isn’t enough. While they remind you what’s so horrible about Thanksgiving, they go about picking apart the traditions that make the holiday so great. By taking down these traditions many Americans remember fondly, they indirectly attack the holiday.
Slowly peeling away at these give Thanksgiving another, unfamiliar feel. They like it but we hate it.
Even A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving came under fire recently.
Liberals attempted to portray Peanuts creator Charles Schultz as a racist. That’s because in the backyard dinner scene, poor Franklin is left all alone on one side of the table.
The goal was clear: let’s get A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving off the air for good. It didn’t work, obviously. But don’t think they’re not trying to take this and other smaller traditions like it away.
How to Win the War on Thanksgiving
At this point, we assume you want to win the War on Thanksgiving to preserve this uniquely American holiday. (OK, Canadians have one but it’s not even close to the same as ours.)
So, what does winning look like? Well, it could be as simple as President Trump suggests: saying “Happy Thanksgiving!”
If you think that’s absurd, consider how so many people stopped saying “Merry Christmas” in favor of “Happy Holidays” during the War on Christmas that liberals said didn’t exist.
Winning the War on Thanksgiving to preserve the holiday for our current generations and future Americans involves blocking out all this noise. Keep old family Thanksgiving traditions alive. Start new ones that center around this holiday. Tell everyone you see, “Happy Thanksgiving!”
But if there’s one thing you definitely shouldn’t do on Thanksgiving, it’s this: Don’t be a Peppermint Patty.