A Texas school district learned a very important lesson Thursday: Don’t mess with Charlie Brown, don’t mess with the Baby Jesus and don’t mess with the Lone Star State’s Merry Christmas law. Judge Jack Jones issued a temporary restraining order against the Killeen Independent School District. The district had backed a principal’s decision to remove a Christmas poster that referenced a poignant scene in the beloved holiday cartoon, A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Dedra Shannon, an aide in Patterson Middle School’s nurse’s office, created the door-length poster—featuring Linus, a scrawny tree and dialogue explaining the true meaning of Christmas. “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior which is Christ the Lord. That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown,” Linus said. READ MORE