Today's Encore is from December 7, 2009..Perry Como hosting ABC's Hollywood Palace, in a full one hour Christmas episode, originally aired December 20, 1969, including commercials:
TV Guide Listing for Hollywood Palace December 20, 1969
"From December 20, 1969:Here is ABC's Hollywood Palace Christmas Show hosted by Perry Como, with Guests Dihann Carroll, Then starring in NBC's Julia, Comedian Shecky Greene, Edward Villella of the New York City Ballet, and Burr Tillstrom with Kukla and Ollie..(Shecky:Who'd you think I thought they were, Huntley and Brinkley?)..This hearkens back to the time of the "Christmas TV Special" when you had beautiful music and sometimes cheesy comedy..but most of us loved it..Perry here is at his easygoing best.as he reacts nicely to the goings on around him and sings some good songs as well..Commercials Included
Hollywood Palace-12/20/69 Part 1
Part 2-Kukla and Ollie, with Shecky Greene
Part 3 Dihann Carroll Sings
Part 4 Shecky Greene sketch, Perry Sings "Christmas Eve"
Part 5-Kukla, Ollie
Part 6 Christmas Medley with Perry Como and Singers
Como mentions here that he'll be back in February with a special sponsored by Sears "On another network that doesnt begin with C"
Quick thanks for all the Birthday greetings from Facebook friends and especially Cliff (WIXYGrad) Feightner for mentioning my birthday in his blog.."
Also thought I'd kind of try to change up the blog background hopefully to give a more "Holiday" feel to it..Let me know if you have problems seeing anything..I took out the "Shokus Radio" widget as well, thought it might be slow loading up the blog on my end..