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We really love the TV special "A Charlie Brown Christmas," but it's hard to watch it with a an innocent eye after finding Donavan Freberg's blogs (first link rated "G," second link NSFW). See, Freberg was not only the kid on those ads for Encyclopedia Brittannica in the '80s, but also one of the voices of Linus Van Pelt. And after seeing photos of him online in his underwear and checking out his way-not-safe-for-work blog Creamsicle, we can't hear Linus' scripture monologue in quite the manner it was intended to be heard. Looks like we're going to have to get our holiday cheer elsewhere this year.

Thankfully, the Hunger Artists Theatre Company in Fullerton is staging a pageant to celebrate the glory of our current favorite deity the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The first show was last night, and it runs through December 17th.

We're really excited about this, but we do have a question for the Pastafarians: with all the names for noodles out there, you chose to call your winter holiday "Holiday"? Sure, it's very Church of The SubGenius of you, but come on. Seinfeld managed to come up with Festivus. Give us at least a Hanucannelloni or something. Anybody with any better suggestions should leave them in the comments section.