Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, the creator of, and for almost 50 years the artist behind, the comic strip Peanuts, would be 99 years old today. He passed away on Frbruary 12, 2000 after a long battle with colon cancer; the final original strip of the series was published the next day. In 1965 Schulz created the Christmas special A Charlie Brown Christmas, featuring the music of jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi. One of the songs written for the special was "Linus and Lucy," which was used in most subsequent Peanuts specials. As the Christmas season begins today (at least in the United States), I thought it was an appropriate song.