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Program details for A Classic Christmas - The Ed Sullivan Show
on November 9, 2008
CLASSIC CHRISTMAS FROM THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW is a tightly edited program of well-preserved color and b&w film clips of some of the biggest showbiz names of the 1950s-70s. This delighfully nostalgic blend of music, comedy and other Sullivan memories is sure to put you in the holiday spirit!
[2:30] JOHNNY MATHIS - "Sleigh Bells"
[2:17] THE MUPPETS as reindeer, do a "snow dance"
[2:14] THE SUPREMES - "My Favorite Things"
[2:00] RICH LITTLE - "A Christmas Carol" (impressions of George Burns, Jack Benny and Ed Sullivan)
[3:00] JINGLE BELLS (pastiche): Bill Dana leads audience as Jose Jimenez (b&w), Paul Anka, Shari Lewis (b&w), Count Basie, Ames Brothers (b&w)
[2:28] BING CROSBY discusses Irving Berlin and sings "White Christmas"
[1:08] ROSS BAGDASARIAN as "David Seville" lip syncs "The Christmas Song" with Chipmunk puppets (edited-b&w)
[2:00] ALAN KING - his wife's Christmas list
[2:17] OBERNKIRCHEN CHILDREN'S CHOIR - "Kleine Glöcken," "O Come All Ye Faithful"
[2:20] SENOR WENCAS - ventriloquist and hand puppets
[_:39] CHRISTMAS NYC 1960 (song: "Jingle Bell Rock," Bobby Helms)
[2:34] ED SULLIVAN SHOW AT GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA (Connie Francis sings "I'll Be Home For Christmas") (b&w)
[2:18] DAVID FRYE - "The Night Before Christmas" (impressions of LBJ, Kirk Douglas, Richard Nixon and RFK)
[1:50] MAHALIA JACKSON - "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" (b&w)
[2:30] THE COWSILLS - "The Little Drummer Boy," "The Christmas Song" (edited)
[1:56] BROOK BENTON - "This Time of Year" (b&w)
[2:40] ARTHUR GODFREY & THE MUPPETS - "It's Christmas Tomorrow"
[2:26] GEORGE CARLIN - Christmas '67 weather forecast, with Al Sleet, the Hippie-Dippy weatherman
[2:25] ROGER WILLIAMS - "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" (b&w)
[1:16] JOAN RIVERS does a song that names all the holidays
[1:51] TOPO GIGIO wishes all "Peace on Earth" (with Ed Sullivan)