I flipped to this, expecting one of a couple of things and I was wrong.
Mendelson quotes Schulz saying that even while Linus is crushed, “it shows that you can’t always get what you hoped for, but you can still survive — and you can keep trying.”
And while I didn’t grow up with loads of holiday or kids-entertainment in general, Rudolph and Charlie Brown were on, albeit not for me. Nevertheless! I got to see them.