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Topic - Charles Solomon
With the Christmas season in full swing, familiar items have appeared in our homes and communities. Beautiful trees with ornaments, colorful lights on front lawns, department store displays, wreaths on doors and stockings hung with care. There also will be glasses of milk and plates of cookies, accompanied by important letters for Santa Claus, left this evening.
As Mr. Solomon writes, "'A Charlie Brown Christmas' had been made quickly and on a minuscule budget."
Animation historian Charles Solomon said films like "Toy Story 3" influence the culture in more profound ways than do many traditional features.