Together, Charlie Brown and Christmas usually conjure thoughts of existential melancholy—as in what’s on display in the classic television special A Charlie Brown Christmas.
There’s no such thing in the Christmas-themed trailer for the upcoming CGI Peanuts movie, which finds Snoopy dreaming and contending with an army of mischievous Woodstocks decorating his doghouse. Sure, the Vince Guaraldi “Linus and Lucy” theme makes an appearance—but so does a fairly generic pop song.
Charlie Brown and Lucy and the gang make an appearance toward the end. Thankfully, despite the new animation style, Lucy is still cruel as ever.