2. Charlie Brown thinks since he feels so alone and 'different', then something must be wrong with him. In turning to Lucy for psychiatric advice, he comes to the conclusion that his problem is that he is afraid of everything. Interesting is that once we can put a label on something supposedly wrong with us it becomes a legitimate condition.
3. Polite conversation is not always what it appears. Sally writes a beautiful letter to Santa and opens up by asking about him before addressing the true purpose of her letter. From the time we first take our children to see Santa and the conversation centers on what they want, I suppose we are setting the stage for 'what's in it for me' rather than the true spirit of giving.
4. Lucy certainly doesn't have a problem with self-confidence. She is positive with her good looks she'll have no problem getting the part of the Christmas Queen in the school play. When she states the obvious to Charlie Brown he doesn't catch on to this ageless game women play in fishing for compliments. Finding him clueless, her quick temper jumps all over him.
5. In his search for the perfect Christmas tree for the school play, Charlie Brown takes pity on the sad little tree ignored by everyone else. Able to relate to what it feels like to be the underdog, Charlie Brown takes that little tree home. It is neat that he has the gumption to stand up to his friends knowing how they were going to ridicule him and his sense of taste. But in his wisdom, Charlie Brown knows that everything has its good points and all it needs is love to thrive.