From the Collection

Miracle on 52nd Street: Holiday Highlights from Variety Specials

Nov 25 – Dec 31, 2011
12:30 PM ET

The Paley Center celebrates the holiday season with musical highlights from various specials and weekly variety shows encompassing a sixty-year period, with some of the top stars in the business chiming in on seasonal favorites. Rare clips include The Annie Christmas Show, with the cast of the 1977 Broadway hit; Dolly … A Down Home Country Christmas, from Dolly Parton’s short-lived series; Dinah Shore singing a Christmas song written by Judy Holliday; a tribute to Macy’s by Bob Hope; Leslie Uggams on Holiday Sing Along with Mitch; a number with Robert Morse and the cast of the 1960s musical sitcom That’s Life; and Gene Kelly hoofing with the Carpenters.

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This screening compilation includes clips from the following programs:

The Andy Williams Christmas Special (1967)

The Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait (1978)

The Frank Sinatra Show: Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank (1957)

Perry Como: Christmas in England (1985)

The Judy Garland Show (1963)

Ford Motor Company Startime: Christmas Startime (1959)

That’s Life: “’Twas the Week Before Christmas” (1968)       

Vanessa Williams & Friends: Christmas in New York (1996)

Dolly . . . A Down Home Country Christmas (1987)     

Desilu Playhouse: The Desilu Revue (1959)

The Annie Christmas Show (1977)             

Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to You (2010)

A Muppet Family Christmas (1987)     

The John Davidson Christmas Show (1977)
The Comedy Hour Starring Bob Hope (1950)

The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1959

Holiday Sing Along with Mitch (1961)                 

The Neil Diamond Christmas Special (1993)   

Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park (1968)
Bell System Family Theatre: Bing Crosby’s Christmas Show (1970)

Julie Andrews … The Sound of Christmas (1987)


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