Charles Schulz' Peanuts Christmas Special had to fight to get the Peanuts Christmas Special to be what it is. Everyone told him he was crazy.
Here's what he had to convince network executives at CBS to do:
-- to not use a laugh track
-- to use actual children for the voices of the characters
-- and (most crucial of all) to keep the true meaning of Christmas in there and have Linus quote from Luke 2:8-14
The big important personages of CBS all hated the idea and said it would fail. Particularly that Bible stuff.
Thankfully Schultz didn't believe them. And what would it be without that "Bible stuff"?
Sometimes your job isn't just to create something. It's to fight for it.