23 December 2016

Memories of Christmas - 1960's

Sharing some of my fondest Christmas memories seems like the best way to get out of the blue funk I've been in lately.  So here we go!

My mother had one of these for me and each of my brothers. I don't know if she still has them.

One of the many Christmas shows my family would watch on TV - Andy Williams Christmas Show. This show introduced me to Donny Osmond.  10 year old girl - huge crush - posters on my bedroom walls - you get the picture.

I remember these type of ornaments on our tree.

One of the best Christmas shows for children of all ages - Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.  My favorite songs from this show are "It's The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year" and "Have A Holly Jolly Christmas."

Another one of the best - I love the song "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and then the whole village of Whoville singing "Welcome Christmas."

Truth be told, I really didn't care for this classic until I was a young adult.  The song "Christmas Time Is Here" was kind of depressing to me for some reason.

Another annual Christmas show we watched together as a family was the Bing Crosby Christmas Show.

Yet another favorite - I love the part of the song that goes  "Thumpity thump thump, thumpity thump thump, Look at Frosty go. . ."  I can clearly remember marching around the den just like the kids in the show were doing.

Here's another annual Christmas show my family watched.  It wasn't until I was in my teens that I began to appreciate what the Bob Hope USO Christmas Shows meant to all the service men and women deployed overseas, away from their loved ones during the holidays.

Are you a child of the 1960's?  What are some of your Christmas memories from that era?