The Peanuts gang returns in this classic holiday story of Charlie Brown and his efforts to find the true meaning of Christmas. When he is chosen to direct the school's Christmas pageant, Charlie Brown is elated. He enlists his best friend, Linus, to help him pick a tree. But when he returns to check on Lucy and the rest of the cast, they are not rehearsing their lines! Charlie Brown flees as they mercilessly taunt his choice of the smallest, sickliest tree. As he approaches Snoopy's doghouse - decked out in hoards of lights and decorations - he is relieved to find that his beloved beagle has, in fact, embraced the Christmas spirit. But Snoopy is simply trying to win money in a decorating contest! Good grief.