Charlie Brown tree
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From the TV special "A Charlie Brown Christmas," in which the title character picks an unattractive Christmas tree to decorate. The selection of the tree represents a protest against the commercialization of Christmas .
- A Christmas tree considered undesirable by normal standards, often small and sparse. Usually, this is a term of endearment.
1985, Lasley F. Gober, The Christmas lover's handbook, or, How to plan the merriest Christmas—ever!, Betterway Publications, ISBN 9780932620538, page 137:
- There is a place in our Christmas for a Charlie Brown tree—as the Children's Tree.
1998, Liz Curtis Higgs, Help! I'm laughing and I can't get up, T. Nelson Publishers, ISBN 9780785276142, page 89:
- As Regina put it, "It was the ugliest, skinniest Charlie Brown tree you ever saw."
2005, Janell M. Ramos, Waiting for Odysseus, Goddess Guild Publishing, ISBN 9780976519225, page 36:
- She liked to think of it as a Charlie Brown tree, worthy of pity, not just a plain old ugly tree.