Happy Holidays to all you out there in the Arise2Live community! Given that the release day is also Christmas day, here is our rendition of Linus’ Christmas Speech from the TV show Charlie Brown Christmas.

Enjoy the Season!

Transcript in shownotes.

Show Notes

Link to Charlie Brown Christmas: Linus’ speech

Reading from the book of Luke, chapter 2, versus 1-21.


Intro:  Welcome to the Arise-2-Live podcast, where impactful perspectives bring balance to your business and family life, your host Scott Weaver is the founder of Arise2 Business Consulting. He will give life changing insights to build a strong business and even stronger family.  It’s time to Arise-2-Live. Take it away, Scott.

Scott Weaver: Happy Holidays to all you out there in the Arise2Live community. I wish you all are having a most wonderful season. I am your host, Scott Weaver, and today is a short take episode, that is, much shorter in time than usual. I was in a quandary about what to say for today’s episode. You see, the Arise2Live podcast is released every Wednesday morning and this year…well, this year Christmas Day lands on a Wednesday. Somehow talking about the finer points of Cash Flow Strategy just doesn’t seem appropriate.

After going back and forth on topics, I decided to take an idea out of the TV show, Charlie Brown Christmas, the animated show first released in the 1960’s and still nowadays showing every December. The scene is Charlie Brown having a melt-down after being rejected by his friends for buying a small, straggly Christmas tree. Charlie Brown rants on and on about the meaning of Christmas. Finally, Linus Van Pelt tosses his blanket and gives a Christmas Speech based on the words from that classic book of Luke, chapter 2 specifically. In the show notes I have a link to that actual scene.

Now here is the Arise2Live rendition of that speech, spoken by my wife. So please enjoy and share this week.

Imelda Weaver:  In those days, Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria and everyone went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger because there was no guest room available for them.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly, a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on Earth peace to those on whom his favor rest.”

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Weaver Family:  One, two, three. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Too loud. Oh, oh. I keep wanting to say, “Happy New Year!”​

Reading from the book of Luke, chapter 2, versus 1-21.

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