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The Donny and Marie 1978 Christmas Show

4.7 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

America's Favorite siblings celebrate Christmas with the whole Osmond Family. Enjoy a white Christmas at the Osmond cabin, complete with horseback riding, snowmobiling, skiing, singing, cooking, entertaining and more! Share the memories and laughs with the whole Osmond family, including a time ever performance by the Osmond wives, meet Donny's new bride Debbie, and enjoy performances by the Osmond brothers.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Johnny Dark, Jim Connell, Marie Osmond, Donny Osmond, Jay Osmond
  • Directors: Art Fisher
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), English (DTS 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Entertainment Software Inc.
  • DVD Release Date: November 7, 2006
  • Run Time: 47 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000HXDQMY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,680 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Donny and Marie 1978 Christmas Show" on IMDb

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This show was excellent in every aspect. I was captivated from the opening number and stayed glued to my TV until the closing credits. It was so fun to see the entire Osmond Clan decked out in their holiday finest having such a wholesome and lighthearted good time. I especially enjoyed seeing Debbie, Donny's wife sing a duet with Donny. And the other wives put on a musical extravaganza as well. There was even a guest appearance by the Osmond grandparents. I would recommend this DVD to anyone who wants to really enjoy an old fashioned Christmas special. There is a mixture of traditional Christmas songs, some uptempo numbers, and even some spiritual songs included. A particularly poignant segment included little brother Jimmy singing a song out in the snow. I'd never seen the two lesser-known older brothers before but they were in the middle of everything on this particular show. One of the best Christmas specials I've seen in a long time. It made me wish that I was part of their family. After watching this I'm more convinced than ever that I am the fat Osmond who Mother Osmond abandoned in the hospital only to be adopted by some nice folks here in the Pacific Northwest!
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Christmas with the Osmonds was always a fun event, growing up in the 70s. All these new talk about bringing back the family unit, from Oprah to Jamie Oliver, The Osmond Family unbashfully serves their interpretation of the family to millions around the world, and influenced a whole generation. This episode is a fun participatory program with the entire Osmond family, wives, kids, even Grandmothers. A segment, featuring the Osmond Kitchen was deleted by many stations in Asia, to make room for more advertising. So this show was an "extended" version that fans in Asia saw. This show was significant to Asian fans because it was the first time we saw Donny's wife, Debbie onscreen, and a few months later, some were able to meet her in person as she toured with the family throughout South East Asia. Brings back great memories.........
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This DVD single-handedly saved Thanksgiving this year. Adults found themselves smiling and somewhat surprised by how entertaining the Osmonds really were, and my three year old nephew became an instantaneous fan. He asked several times if we could watch "the snow video" again -- and he seems to like Donny's rendition of "Three Times a Lady" the best. (!?!)
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I really enjoyed taking this trip back to the 70's with the Osmond Family. It was a time of happiness and togetherness for all of them that they so generously shared with us.I especially loved seeing the Osmond parents singing together
(they both had beautiful melodic voices). It was nice, and a little sad sharing their fun times. I remember watching this Special on TV when my daughter was a baby and it brought me back to yesteryear when times were simple and happy.
Yet I know I will watch it again with tears in my eyes for many years to come. So have the Kleenex ready loll
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This 1978 special is fun to watch if you're a true Osmond fan. I believe it only aired on ABC-TV once. It was Donny and Marie Osmond's third Christmas special that not only features the famed brother and sister duo, but their entire extended familes too, their brothers Alan, Wayne, Jimmy and Merrill along with all their wives and kids, Donny's new wife Debbie, and of course their parents George and Olive Osmond too.
The show resembles a set of their winter cottege in the mountains of Ogden, Utah. There are sketches where the brothers happilly sing even when they try to make Christmas meals, but things go apart very silly. Another sketch features Donny and Marie singing on stage at their own home-bulit stage studios in Utah with a live audience, and Santa too, of course. You just can't find these rare specials on TV nowadays, not even on the TV Land cable channel. The magic of DVD's, like this one, are the ones to find if you love 1970's nostalgia.
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My Mom loves the Osmonds and wanted something that had the whole family in it. She already owns and loves the 50th anniversary reunion so I had to find something else with the whole family. Looked through all of anything Osmond on Amazon and found this through another vendor. My Mom loves it also...I haven't watched it yet, but she is very satisfied with it and that is what's important!
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Brought back memories! I was suddenly 11 again and wishing I was married to Donny! I was thrilled to see that they made it into a DVD for home viewing and I certainly wish they could bring back the other previous Christmas shows before this one and any after? Also I am such an 'Osmond Nerd' (as I am nick named and I am very proud of it!) that I sincerely wish that they would just bring out the whole complete Donny and Marie Shows in whole!! Every Osmond fan would go nuts over that one and I'd be first in line!!! Please consider it I really would be so thrilled along with others!!!!! We love you Donny and Marie!!!!!!!

For anyone who loves the Osmonds this DVD is a keeper and done very well!! I have watched it over and over again and it isn't even December yet!! Thank you for bringing it out!!!!!

L.M.T. from Lakewood, Colorado
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