A Charlie Brown Christmas in Laconia on Dec. 12

LACONIA — The Heather Pierson Quartet will present A Charlie Brown Christmas at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia on Thursday, December 12 at 8 p.m.

One of the most endearing Christmas tales ever told, A Charlie Brown Christmas has proven itself to be an enduring classic. Originally telecast in December 1965, the program was an instant hit with audiences who connected with Peanuts creator Charles M. Schultz's cast of characters – especially with its rounded-headed hero Charlie Brown, his woefully scrawny Christmas tree, and his typewriter-wielding dog Snoopy.

Nearly given the ax by CBS studios at the time of its release, this beloved holiday classic resonates with both children and adults of every generation. Though more than four decades old, the story of commercialism run rampant echoes clearly to this day.

The musical score for A Charlie Brown Christmas, composed by the late Vince Guaraldi, is just as poignant and touching as the story and includes the hugely popular hit "Linus and Lucy". His gentle jazz riffs established musical trademarks that, to this day, still prompt smiles of recognition.

This classic collection of holiday music will be performed by a quartet of talented musicians, led by singer/songwriter and performer Heather Pierson. The group features Joe Aliperti on alto and tenor sax, Shawn Nadeau on bass, and Matt Bowman on drums. They will perform the entirety of their interpretation of the Charlie Brown Christmas album as recorded by The Vince Guaraldi Trio, as well as other well known and popular Christmas tunes.

Admission is $12 for adults at the door and the venue is BYOB For more info visit www.heatherpierson.com.