Dr. Cox's Christmas Wishes
A few days ago I posted a video of Scrubs characters dubbing their voices over A Charlie Brown Christmas. I have now watched it a few times and it gets better each time. The more you know the characters from the show, the funnier it is who is doing the voices. For me, it's pretty much a tossup between Dr. Cox as Linus or Turk as Schroeder.
For what it's worth, while it's sappy - it also has a good message (pretty much the same one as the original Charlie Brown special.) Given that I'm Jewish, it might be odd to post a long thing about Christmas, but (perhaps obviously) this is really applicable to "the holiday season." Despite what my friend Rob would insist, Christmas is not a secular holiday (the big key to that is the word CHRIST in its name) but overall, you can make some analogies that are applicable to those of us who don't wear crosses or go to church.
I've posted his speech (as Linus) below:
Buckle up, Charlize. I’ll tell you what Christmas is all about.
Here’s the deal, newbie. You can stuff your stockings with shiny little toys from now until you grow some testicles, but until that stocking is filled with friendship, loyalty, love and devotion, well it’s just plum empty. And No, you can’t purchase those things at Laura Ashley and No, you can’t win those things in the Redbook Giveaway Extravaganza, and Gee…I’m sorry if these aren’t things that you can wind up and watch spin for eight hours.
Let me make this exceptionally clear.
Christmas is about love. You can't live without other people's love. Not during Christmas. Not ever. So go spend that time with your friends and family. And if they laugh at you, laugh with them. And if they laugh at you again, hit them and go find some new friends. But for the love of God, Jesus, Mary and Joseph and his Technicolor Dream Coat, don't ever, ever forget this, newbie: You have to give love to get love. So start giving. Now.
As good a holiday thought as any.