In the classic animated TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas, young Charlie Brown is sent out by Lucy to purchase a tree for the Christmas play all the kids are rehearsing.
As Charlie is departing on his quest, Lucy instructs him to buy a “big, shiny aluminum tree.”
After passing by all the trees that match what he was sent for, Charlie spies a sad-looking little pine sapling, the only real tree on the lot, and decides it is perfect. His friend Linus is with him, and warns that the forlorn tree isn’t what the others are expecting. Undeterred, Charlie purchases the pathetic tree and brings it back to the auditorium, where he is immediately ridiculed for his choice. […]