Sunday, December 23, 2007

Another Welk Christmas from the past

This time, the Musical Family celebrate Christmas from 1972....and it's also this week's show from public television!

Here's the whole cast opening the show with "Jingle Bells".

Here in the Welk Universe, the annual Christmas show was always the highest-rated episode of the year....where the music makers bring their children on the show for some holiday fun, such as singing and Santa bringing the presents.

More highlights galore! Right now, Tanya Falan tries to get her son (Lawrence the Third) in vain to sing along to "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town".

Here's Mary Lou Metzger with Gail Farrell and Dick Dale singing "Have A Holly Jolly Christmas".

Now comes the Maestro with Tim Fenney (Joe Feeney's son) for some quality time and to sing "All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth".

And of course, Lawrence is by now up to his eyebrows in children.....

Other great numbers in the show include, "White Christmas", Guy & Ralna singing "Little Boy Jesus", Joe Feeney sings "Oh Holy Night" and Arthur Duncan dancing to "Ring Those Christmas Bells".

And it was also time for the television audience to meet the musical family and their own Sandi Griffiths with her daughter Jenni, Ken Delo with his daughter Kimberley and of course, the Maestro with his wife Fern and his children and grand-children.

And speaking of families.....Mary Lou interviewed both Champagne Lady Norma Zimmer and her husband Randy.....whom both was later joined by their son Mark.
They talked about how Norma and Randy first met, which was "love at first sight", their secrets for a successful marriage, family and life on the Welk show.

That's all for this week, next week's show is a salute to Southern California.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone and keep a song in your heart!

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