The effort to keep Christ in Christmas is not a new battle. In fact the debate encircled on popular television classic. 

Cartoonist Charles M. Schultz became embattled over the television release of "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

The movie was the first prime-time animated TV special based up on the Schultz's "Peanuts" comic strip.

The special debuted on CBS in 1965, and has been aired annually since.

But, there was reportedly a lot of debate over Linus' religious speech about the true meaning of the holiday. Schultz fought network executives to keep it in the film.

"If we don't tell the true meaning of Christmas, who will?" he said.