Lawrence Welk Christmas Shows
Norma Zimmer hosts a homespun holiday reunion including more than 30 of your favorite Christmas carols and other favorites (performed by Jo Ann Castle, Bobby Burgess, Mary Lou Metzger, Tom Netherton and more), plus personal memories of past holiday shows and a special appearance by Fern Welk! Recorded live at the Champagne Theatre in Branson, Missouri.
Includes Christmas shows from 1958, 1959 and 1966 with performances of Christmas classics such as: Santa Clause is Coming to Town, Oh Holy Night, It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bells, Ava Maria, Silent Night, and many, many more!
In the late 50s, Welk was so popular that he had two shows airing every week, and on this December 16, 1957 episode, Christmas is in the air with musical selections that truly celebrate the season. Watch for Pete Fountain, oft-featured clarinetist in Welk's orchestra, and his memorable medley of "My Blue Heaven"/"Away In A Manger" (particularly memorable for Fountain, as Welk would fire him after the show for "jazzing it up" too much!), as well as other Welk Family regulars like saxophonist Dick Dale, Champagne lady Alice Lon and, of course, The Lennon Sisters.
Includes Christmas shows from 1958, 1959 and 1966, with performances of Christmas classics such as: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Oh Holy Night", "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas", "Winter Wonderland", "Jingle Bells", "Ava Maria", "Silent Night", and many, many more. Presented in Black & White.
This 3-disc set includes classic Christmas television from Lawrence Welk, Liberace, and the King Family! Disc 1 includes three Christmas episodes (1958, 1959, & 1960) from The Lawrence Welk Show; Disc 2 includes Liberace's Christmas Special with a bonus Mother's Day episode; and, finally, Disc 3 includes the 1967 Christmas special from The King Family.