Who says A Charlie Brown Christmas and Barack Obama's address on Afghanistan can't make beautiful policy together? In fact, who better than Charlie Brown, undertrodden everyman, to articulate the frustrations of a confused and embattled nation?

I think we've got ourselves a new holiday tradition, kids. And a round of applause, please, to Gawker video intern Rose Annis, who, at our request, took the much-beloved Christmas special - which was preempted so that ABC could air the President's West Point address - and made herself an awesome mashup. Not just anyone can get an assignment like "splice together Peanuts and the deployment of thirty thousand troops" and create a Christmas miracle.

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