It is hard to believe the clip below is about 50 years old. It shows a moment of Christmas on television like they never show any more. The annual Christmas variety show was a staple for nearly 30 years and all the big stars of music had such shows — Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Perry Como. Andy Williams was called Mr. Christmas because of his many Christmas albums and his annual show. Dean Martin, of course, had a regular show in the late 50s and early 60s and then did an annual Christmas show for years. He was, of course, a member of the Rat Pack and a dear friend of Frank Sinatra. That is part of what makes aRead more
It is a jam-packed episode of the Merry Podcast, this time dedicated to all things Pumpkin Spice — a merry exploration a variety of Christmas topics! Lots of music, a little humor and timely topics to help prepare you for the season, including: — Another in-depth look at Miracle on 34th Street on the occasion of the passing of Maureen O’Hara — Santa’s beard: A Great Christmas Debate — The Christmas Music of Frank Sinatra — Christmas Food! Wassail, Eggnog and Butter Rum Lifesavers Plus more — in fact, we drag this out way beyond an hour of Christmas goodness. In all, this episode rocks because, well, it’s pumpkin spice, baby.