“Stranger Things” envisioned as “Peanuts” is the mashup we didn’t know we needed, but are grateful someone made it. Titled “A Stranger Things Christmas,” the video was created by Leigh Lahav and Oren Mendez and is a play on the holiday classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
In the 3-minute short, Will Byers is the Charlie Brown of the group and can’t seem to shake off his traumatic experience in the Upside Down.
“I think there’s something wrong with me Dustin,” Will tells his Linus-esque buddy. “I like that I’m not trapped in the Upside Down and hiding from monsters anymore. But I’m still not happy.”
Dustin recommends he seek psychiatric help from Eleven’s booth, even though her advice makes Will reply “good grief!” He then tries to get some help from his mom, who’s also been through some emotional distress, but gets the typical wah-wah adult response.
The video also features an adorable dance number set to the show’s theme song and a Snoopy-like character that fits perfectly with the reconfiguration. Yes, there’s even a Barb cameo.
Check out “A Stranger Things Christmas” below.