Statistics Saturday: Word Use In A Charlie Brown Christmas


Based on a transcript that sees “Christmastime” as two words so that’s why. Yes, there’s one time when Lucy refers to him as “Charlie”, not “Charlie Brown”, and that does feel like an incredible violation of the order of nature. Most surprising: Snoopy is named that little.

Word Count
a 64
abiding 1
about 15
absolute 1
across 1
action 1
actors 1
actually 1
advance 1
afraid 5
again 1
agony 1
ailurophasia 1
air 2
all 32
almost 1
aluminum 2
always 5
am 3
an 2
ancient 2
and 44
angel 3
angelic 1
angels 2
animals 2
answer 1
anxious 1
any 1
anyone 1
anything 2
apart 1
appearance 1
are 8
as 7
ask 1
at 5
attention 3
auditorium 2
auugh 1
away 1
babe 1
baby 1
Babylon 1
back 1
bad 2
be 20
beautiful 6
beauty 2
been 7
Beethoven 5
before 2
begin 1
behold 2
bells 4
besides 1
best 1
Bethlehem 1
better 2
bicycle 1
big 4
biggest 1
blanket 5
blockhead 1
born 3
boy 2
break 3
bridges 1
bring 2
brings 1
brother 2
Brown 20
Browniest 1
Browns 1
bubble 3
business 1
but 6
by 6
call 1
came 1
can 10
can’t 5
card 4
cards 3
care 1
carols 1
carrying 1
cash 1
cast 1
catch 1
cats 2
cents 1
change 1
Charlie 23
cheer 1
children 1
Christ 3
Christmas 43
city 2
civilization 1
Claus 3
climacaphobia 1
clink 1
close 1
clothes 2
cloud 1
coat 1
cold 1
color 1
colossal 1
come 1
comes 2
coming 2
commercial 5
commercialism 1
completely 1
complicated 1
concentrate 1
contest 2
continue 1
contrary 1
cooperation 1
costumes 1
could 1
count 1
country 1
cow 1
crossing 1
crowd 1
cue 1
curl 1
curly 2
customer 1
cut 3
cutest 1
dangerous 1
David 2
day 2
dear 1
December 1
deck 1
decorate 2
decorating 1
depend 1
depressed 3
did 5
didn’t 4
direct 1
directing 1
direction 2
director 11
disaster 1
discipline 1
disinfectant 1
display 2
do 15
does 1
doesn’t 2
dog 4
don’t 17
doomed 1
down 4
drawing 1
dreams 1
drill 1
dumb 1
dust 3
each 1
early 1
earth 2
eastern 1
easy 1
eat 1
electric 1
emphasize 1
end 3
ensure 1
estate 1
even 5
ever 3
every 2
everybody 2
everyone 3
everything 3
everywhere 2
extra 1
face 1
fact 1
fair 1
families 1
fantastic 1
far 1
favorite 1
fear 4
fears 1
feel 4
feeling 2
fell 1
fields 1
find 4
finding 1
fireside 1
first 4
fit 1
five 3
flocks 1
focus 1
foolishness 1
for 15
four 1
Frieda 1
friend 1
from 2
fun 2
gee 1
gephyrobia 1
germs 1
get 18
gets 1
getting 4
girl 2
girls 1
give 2
glory 4
go 2
God 3
going 9
gone 2
gonna 3
good 16
goof 1
got 8
gotta 2
great 10
green 1
grief 3
ground 1
grow 1
guess 4
gum 3
had 3
hair 2
halls 1
hand 1
handing 1
handle 1
hands 1
happens 1
happiness 1
happy 4
hard 1
hark 2
has 2
have 24
he 6
he’d 1
he’s 2
hear 1
hearing 1
heavenly 1
hello 1
help 3
her 1
herald 2
here 10
here’s 1
hey 2
highest 1
him 1
his 4
hit 1
hmm 1
hmmm 1
ho-ho-ho 1
holding 1
holiday 2
home 1
hopeless 2
host 2
hot 1
how 11
humor 1
hypengyophobia 1
I 82
I’ll 11
I’m 6
I’ve 6
if 11
imagination 1
in 19
incidentally 1
indicates 1
inn 1
inn-keeper 1
inn-keeper’s 2
innocent 1
instead 1
insulted 2
into 3
involved 1
involvement 2
iodine 1
is 34
isn’t 3
it 42
it’ll 1
it’s 12
item 1
January 1
jingle 3
join 1
joy 2
joyful 2
just 7
keep 2
keeping 1
killed 1
kind 3
king 2
kissed 1
know 18
knows 1
label 1
let 2
let’s 4
letter 1
lights 4
like 7
likes 1
lines 3
Linus 6
list 1
listen 1
little 5
lo 1
long 1
look 7
looked 1
looking 1
lord 4
lot 1
love 3
Lucy 3
Lucy’s 1
lunch 3
lying 1
make 5
makes 1
man’s 1
manger 1
many 1
matter 1
may 1
maybe 9
me 15
mean 3
meaning 1
means 4
meet 1
memories 1
memorize 5
men 1
mercy 1
mere 1
merry 1
mess 1
mild 1
minute 2
mister 1
mistletoe 1
modern 1
money 5
mood 2
more 1
motion 2
much 2
multitude 1
music 4
musicians 1
must 2
my 13
nations 1
naturally 2
near 1
neat 1
Nebuchadnezzar 1
need 9
needs 3
neighborhood 1
never 5
newborn 2
nice 3
nicest 1
nickel 1
night 1
no 13
nobody 2
not 11
note 1
now 5
ocean 1
of 47
off 1
oh 7
okay 3
old 1
olden 1
on 17
one 6
only 3
or 6
oughta 1
our 7
out 4
outward 1
over 2
own 1
painted 1
pantophobia 3
part 1
parts 1
pass 1
past 1
pay 1
peace 2
penguin 2
people 2
performance 1
perhaps 1
person 3
pick 1
picked 1
picture 3
Pig-Pen 2
pin-point 1
pink 1
places 2
play 16
playing 1
please 4
plinking 1
point 1
poor 1
possible 1
practice 1
praising 1
presents 3
pretty 1
prize 1
problem 1
proclaim 1
project 1
proper 1
put 2
queen 2
quickly 1
quiet 2
quite 1
racket 1
raise 1
rats 2
ready 1
real 3
realize 1
really 7
reason 1
reasons 2
recite 1
reconciled 1
rehearsal 1
rehearse 1
remember 1
respect 2
responsibility 1
rest 1
revolving 1
rhymes 1
rid 2
ridiculous 1
right 23
ripe 1
rise 1
round 1
ruin 2
ruined 1
run 2
sad 1
said 3
Sally 1
same 2
Santa 3
sarcasm 1
savior 2
say 3
saying 1
scene 3
school 1
Schroeder 1
script 2
scripts 2
season 3
see 3
seem 1
seems 3
seen 1
selected 1
send 3
sending 1
sense 1
sent 2
set 2
shall 6
shape 1
share 2
she’s 1
sheep 1
shepherd 6
shepherds 1
Shermy 1
shiny 1
shone 1
shoot 1
short 1
shortest 1
should 3
shouldn’t 1
show 2
em 1
sign 2
simple 1
sing 2
sinners 1
sister 1
size 1
skies 1
slashing 1
sleigh 1
slow 1
slug 1
smart 1
snickel 3
Snoopy 1
snowflakes 3
snowstorm 1
so 5
soil 3
Solomon 1
some 5
someone 1
something 4
sore 1
sort 3
sound 3
spectacular 1
spirit 3
spite 1
spoken 1
sport 1
spread 1
stage 1
staggers 1
staircases 1
stand 1
start 1
still 2
stop 1
strict 1
stuff 1
stupid 5
such 3
suddenly 1
sugar 1
suggest 1
summer 1
super 1
supposed 3
sure 4
swaddling 1
syndicate 1
take 6
taking 1
talks 1
tell 3
tempo 1
tens 2
thalassophobia 1
thanks 1
that 28
that’s 7
the 86
their 3
them 5
then 2
there 8
there’s 1
these 2
they 5
thing 2
things 1
think 13
this 28
those 3
thought 2
three 1
throat 1
through 2
tidings 2
time 7
times 1
to 53
today 1
told 1
tongue 1
too 6
top 1
touch 1
toward 1
toys 1
treat 1
tree 14
trees 2
triumph 1
trod 1
trouble 2
true 1
trusty 1
try 3
turn 1
turns 1
tv 1
twenties 2
two 1
understand 2
until 1
unto 7
up 6
upon 2
Violet 1
wait 2
want 10
was 6
wasn’t 2
waste 1
watch 1
water 1
way 2
we 12
we’ll 3
we’re 6
we’ve 3
well 8
were 4
weren’t 1
what 23
what’s 6
when 5
which 5
who 3
who’s 2
why 3
wife 4
will 6
win 1
wish 1
with 12
won’t 1
wonderful 1
wooden 1
work 2
world 1
worry 1
worst 1
would 2
would’ve 1
wouldn’t 1
wrapped 1
write 2
wrong 2
ye 1
yeah 1
year 4
yes 1
you 85
you’ll 1
you’re 12
you’ve 5
your 9
yourself 2
Yuletide 1
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Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there.

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