Seriously, who doesn't adore A Charlie Brown Christmas? There's the blanket wrapped around the Christmas tree, the way all of the Peanuts' little mouths move in sync when they sing "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" and, of course, Linus' perfect speech on the real meaning of Christmas. There's also its jazzy, incredibly familiar soundtrack--every time I hear one of the songs, like this one or this one, I picture the ice skating scene, the dancing-in-the-choir-room scene, or whatever else it is so clearly. Chances are, I'm not the only one who loves this little movie so much and has such strong ties to the music. That's why I think a few tunes from the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack would provide such wonderful background music for your reception while everyone's having dinner or cocktails! At my own wedding, I found that picking out dinner music was kind of a tricky business--we wanted songs that were fun and recognizable, but not in a way that would detract from the atmosphere. We eventually went the Rat Pack and Ella Fitzgerald type route, which I imagine plenty of other couples do, but I think instrumental music, especially at Christmastime, would be such a great addition to the mix!
What's your take? I'd love to hear your ideas for adding a little holiday music into your celebration!