Here, we have Linus writing a letter to Santa Claus, telling him he can skip their house if he wishes. When Lucy asks him why, Linus says that he hopes Santa finds his attitude refreshing. In the next segment, Snoopy has a frozen water dish, and Charlie Brown talks about a book report he has to do on Gulliver's Travels, but he doesn't really feel like doing it. Snoopy borrows a broom to clean his doghouse, only to find it covered again when he returns. Linus complains that he always gets everything he wants at Christmas, so how can he build any character? The segment ends with Charlie Brown talking about how he needs to do his book report, and Linus telling him that it's good for him to be outside.
Charlie Brown talks about his crush on the Little Red-Haired Girl. He says unrequited love makes his peanut butter sandwich taste terrible. Linus is drawing a picture of Lucy and she insists that he finish it. When he does, she punches him. Linus asks, how can he draw when his hand is shaking? Charlie Brown fantasizes that the Little Red-Haired Girl will give him a valentine. He sees her handing them out, then suddenly, she's done, and he didn't get any. Lucy tells Charlie Brown that the Little Red-Haired Girl will never like him because she doesn't like his kind. When he asks what kind he is, she doesn't really give him a straight answer. She then talks to Linus about patience, and the fact that it is one of her virtues. When he asks about it, she says, "Because I said so, that's why!" Charlie Brown tells Lucy not to ask him if he got any valentines, because the answer is no. She responds that she wasn't going to ask.