Discover behind the scenes information about how “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” an award winning special shown every year from 1965 until the present, was made. Jeannie Schulz, the widow of “Peanuts” creator Charles M. Schulz, appears along with Lee Mendelson, producer of the special; Bill Melendez, director and animator; and Fred Silverman, former CBS executive. “A Charlie Brown Christmas,’ predicted to be a failure, won an Emmy and Peabody Award. The documentary made about this special, “The Making of a Charlie Brown Christmas Special” was created in 2001. On January 3, 2000, the last original weekday Peanuts comic strip was published and the final Sunday strip was published on February 13, 2000. Peanuts was created by Schultz on October 2, 1950.