I’m going to try something a little different this week, and instead of tossing a bunch of songs together in a playlist, I’m going to take you back to December 19, 1968, at 10 PM Eastern, 9 PM Central Time, for The Dean Martin Christmas Show, one of the many great variety shows that aired almost nightly in the ’60’s and ’70’s. Here’s the description from TV.com:
Opening Production Number, sung by Jack Halloran’s Choir & featuring Dean Martin, Dean’s Girls & the show’s dancers dressed as Santa Claus: "Look At That Face"; "Be A Santa" Dean Martin: "A Marshmallow World" The Golddiggers: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" Dean Martin & The Golddiggers: Medley: "Daddy" / "True Love" / "We Wish You The Merriest" Dennis Weaver: "The Marvelous Toy" Entire Cast: Medley of Christmas Carols: "Deck The Halls" / "Joy To The World" / "Silent Night" Dean Martin: "Christmas Is For Kids" (sung over footage of Christmas toys) Entire Cast: "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" Also appearing: Bob Newhart and Dom DeLuise, plus cameos by dozens of celebrities, including Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra Jr. and Johnny Carson, announcing the sending of gifts of toys to children in hospitals and through various charities.
Something for everyone: singing, dancing, comedy sketches, kids, toys, and lots of celebrities at the end. Enjoy!