That scene will never be obsolete.
I've always said that the reason 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' is a classic is because it reflects the Midwest values that Charles Schulz grew up with.
We thought we had destroyed Peanuts . It just didn't work. And the network didn't like it. It was too slow; we had used kids' voices and that jazz music.
It was a hit because of the morals and humor of a great Midwestern guy.
I guess you can have an animated scene where you have a kid read from the Bible.
We thought that we had ruined Charlie Brown.
Charlie Brown's message, decrying the commercialization of Christmas, is even more relevant today than it was in 1965.
Growing up in Minnesota, Schulz jumped ahead a couple of grades. When you're the youngest and the skinniest in your class, you're picked on. Like Charlie Brown, he learned to get beyond that.