Was the Charlie brown Christmas special edited because of the part where Linus tells the other children about the birth of Christ?
Yes, the newer versions of the Charlie brown Christmas special have been edited. A Charlie Brown Christmas is the initial prime-time dynamic television special founded upon the humorous strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Charlie_Brown_Christmas#Versions to learn more.
What - they edited out Linus's "meaning of Christmas" speech out of the Charlie Brown Christmas special? That's too bad. Charles Schultz would not like that.