Saturday, December 26, 2009

DOME DOG: RISE OF THE HUNTER ~ CONCLUSION!

DOME DOG: RISE OF THE HUNTER ~ CONCLUSION!

NEW FROM ICEBOX RADIO THEATER . . .

The thrilling Dome Dog saga: "Rise of the Hunter" concludes! Dome Dog and his partner Mustard Girl are trapped, surrounded by police working at the whim of the evil, 'Hunter'. Can they escape? Can they figure The Hunter's intent and stop him in time? All is answered in this special omnibus episode.

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CATCH UP WITH BUDDIES LOUNGE!

CATCH UP WITH BUDDIES LOUNGE!

Hello Hi-Fi fans,


Just incase you have missed any episodes over the past year, we have just reposted 20 episodes of “An Evening At The Buddies Lounge” this afternoon. Episodes 39 – 58 will be available from 12/26/09 until 1/1/10, and Episodes 59 – 74 will be posted from 1/2/10 until 1/9/10. After that, these shows will go back into the “vault”.Please check the play list links below on each episode…and we will see you with an all new episode of AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE on 1/8/10!

COCKTAIL NATION #106~ KOOPER RELAXES WITH A RETROSPECT MAG!

COCKTAIL NATION #106~ KOOPER RELAXES WITH A RETROSPECT MAG!

It’s the Cocktail Nation with Kooper Kooper. It's the last show of 2009 and, in a retrospective kinda way, Kooper will take a look at the things he’s learnt about the environment, freedom, time and change.

Tonight we head to New York to talk to Joe Wood who is the man behind retrospectmag.com. And in our regular segment, Ask Koop, we tackle unwanted friends on facebook before taking the usual look at the world of swank to check out some of the events coming up for 2010.

Join the international scenester, Koop Kooper, as he stacks all the coolest music up on the 1962 Kreisler Stereo . . . 45 stories above Sydney!

PLAYLIST:


Pink Martini ~ Ohayoo Ohio
Jimmy Vargas ~ Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Chris Connor ~ Everything I Love
Eden Ahbez ~ Edens Cove
Tikiyaki orchestra ~ Sneaky Tiki
Martini Kings ~ Swingin Shepard Blues
Jackie Gleason ~ But Not for Me
Joey Altruda ~ Doo Boo Dee Bo
Neal Hefti ~ Cool Blue
Peggy Lee ~ I Can't Resist You
Woody and the Senator ~ Cocktail Time
Mark Copeland ~ Without a Song
Jack Costanzo ~ Blue Prelude
Esquivel ~ Who's Sorry Now
Martini Heaven ~ Alcoholiday
Tiki Joe's Ocean ~ Baxter Pad

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ME AND ORSON WELLES!

ME AND ORSON WELLES!

There are many delightful reasons to make the effort to see this small independent film, but the biggest reason is the tour-de-force performance of Christian Mckay as the embodiment of Orson Welles. This is not the bloated anachronistic Orson Welles of his latter years, but the vibrant, bullying, self centered, egomaniacal, genius, barreling down without fear along the edge of greatness.

Yes Zac Efron is in the film, centering it with his youthful smile and genuine presence, but it is McKay’s performance that makes this film a must see for both film and theatre fans.

Director Richard Linklater smoothly turns out a movie that is smart about both theatre and Welles, never flinching from the resentment of those who worked with or for Welles, yet never losing sight of Welles’ ability and need to control everything and everyone until his vision was achieved.

I enjoyed this film as one of the best of a bad year for movies, acknowledging I would feel the same if it had a great year for film.


BRIGANDS OF THE MOON!

BRIGANDS OF THE MOON!

RAY CUMMINGS

PULPVILLE PRESS - NOW AVAILABLE!


Gregg Haljan was aware that there was a certain danger in having the giant spaceship Planetara stop off at the moon to pick up Grantline's special cargo of moon ore. For that rare metal-invaluable in keeping Earth's technology running-was the target of many greedy eyes. But nevertheless he hadn't figured on the special twist the clever Martian brigands would use.

So when he found both the ship and himself suddenly in their hands, he knew that there was only one way in which he could hope to save that cargo and his own secret-that would be by turning space-pirate himself and paying the BRIGANDS OF THE MOON back in their own interplanetary coin.

DUST JACKETED HARDCOVER
254 PAGES, $30


SOFTCOVER
254 PAGES, $15

LONE JUSTICE: CRASH #2!

LONE JUSTICE: CRASH #2!

COMING IN MARCH!


Robert Tinnell and Mark Wheatley ~ A ComicMix Production!

He has vanquished the most sinister and powerful villains of his age—but now Lone Justice faces bankruptcy and homelessness. In his secret identity of Octavius Brown, he seeks help from his friends and his crime-fighting partners. But now all he can count on are his wits and his own two fists!

32 pages
Full Color
$3.99

IDW PUBLISHING

COLOR YOUR OWN PULP FICTION ART!

COLOR YOUR OWN PULP FICTION ART!

NOW AVAILABLE!


Fearless heroes . . . seductive dames . . . horrific villains . . . and thrilling drama! The artwork on the covers of pulp fiction magazines from the 1920s through the 1940s was as sensationalistic, lurid — and utterly delicious — as the tales inside. Now, 30 stylized covers appear in this graphic gallery for you to color any way you please.

Page Count: 32
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120 GREAT PULP FICTION COVERS BOOK/CDROM!

120 GREAT PULP FICTION COVERS BOOK/CDROM!

COMING FEBRUARY 18TH!


Handpicked from macabre magazines published in the first half of the 20th century, these fantastic full-color covers are alive with bug-eyed beings from other worlds, muscular jungle men, hard-bitten private eyes, damsels in distress, and more.

They're great for t-shirts, mugs, blogs, and thousands of other print and web projects!

Paperback: 64 pages with CDROM

AGE OF ACES PRESENTS!

AGE OF ACES PRESENTS!

DOWNLOADABLE PDF AIR WAR PULP STORIES!

NEW THIS WEEK:


The Glory Gambler by Frederick C. Painton from the April 1935 SKY BIRDS featuring The Squadron of the Dead.

The Squadron of the Dead return for another mission, but this one is unlike any they have taken on before.

Death lay behind those men in the somber, black uniforms, for every man in that squadron had been sentenced to die. Death lay ahead of them, for to them were assigned the grim missions no other squadron dared to take. Then at last came a task which even those ghosts of the war skies dreaded to face—yet it was a task in which death played no part.

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210 WINDY CITY PULP AND PAPER CONVENTION!

HELM FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

HELM FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

C.O.B.R.A.S. AGENT MISTER 8 IS STARTING A COOL NEW SERIES TAKING A LOOK AT DONALD HAMILTON'S MATT HELM SERIES (ONE OF MY FAVORITE SPY SERIES OF ITS GENERATION) . . .

Here’s a thought for a new series, a plan for an inaugural post at least. Let’s see if it works out, shall we? So the plan is this — for every holiday, or perhaps for a few of the major holidays over the next year, I’ll be taking a look at one of Donald Hamilton’s Matt Helm series of novels, with maybe a few extra posts here and there about the Dean Martin films or perhaps even the Franciosa television series.

I haven’t read a Matt Helm novel, or indeed any work by Hamilton, in a number of years…probably since high school. I definitely hadn’t read the first novel in the series, Death of a Citizen, which I’ve just finished on this fine Christmas evening. This is an amazing novel in which to debut the character, rooted in the pulps (hell, Matt Helm even is a pulp writer himself), but rising above them through solid plotting and, above all, a brutally honest and affected narrator.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

HAPPY CHRISTMAS FROM BISH'S BEAT!

THE CAT'S MEOW ~ CHRISTMAS EDITION!

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #83!

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #83!

HOLIDAY JUBILEE 2009 #5

Join the BIG W as he explores, with eggnog in hand, the golden age of holiday rock and roll songs from 1950’s and the 1960’s on our LAST HOLIDAY JUBIEE of 2009!

PLAYLIST:


• Marshmallow World - Darlene Love
• Frosty The Snowman - The Ventures
• Hey Santa Claus - The Moonglows
• I Want A Beatle For Christmas - The Fans
• Blue Christmas - The Platters
• The Hat I Got For Christmas - Mel Blanc
• Christmas Bells - The Justinas
• Limbo Under Christmas Tree - Classic 4
• A Surfer's Christmas List - The Surfaris
• Rudolph - The Crystals
• My Favorite Things - The Supremes
• Dig That Crazy Santa Claus - Oscar McLollie
• Santa Claus Is Back In Town - Elvis Presley
•Christmas With Elvis - Marlene Paula
• Marry Christmas - The Cameos
• Twistin’ Bells - Santo & Jonny
• Mary Where is your baby? - Bobby Darin
• Santa Claus Is Coming - Frankie Valli
• Merry Twistmas - Jay Matty
• Little Saint Nick - The Beach Boys
• Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Rydell
• Love's for Christmas - Bobby Sherman
• Sleigh Ride - The Ronettes

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE FROM BISH'S BEAT!

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF STORIES!

MAKING LIKE SHERLOCK!

MAKING LIKE SHERLOCK!

THOSE WHO ARE WAITING ON PINS AND NEEDLES FOR THE NEW SHERLOCK HOLMES FILM OPENING CHRISTMAS DAY (I’M ON PINS BUT NOT NEEDLES), MAY ALSO BE HOPING TO FIND A COPY OF THIS NEW SHERLOCKIAN DETECTIVE MANUAL UNDER THEIR TREES.

IT’S MY GUESS THE AUTHOR IS HOPING FOR A MUCH BETTER COVER FOR CHRISTMAS AS THE CURRENT ONE IS SINGULARLY UNAPPEALING.


The first Sherlock Holmes adventure appeared in 1887, but today the detective is more popular than ever-witness the upcoming release date of Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. For every reader who dreams of solving crimes in turn-of-the-century London, The Sherlock Holmes Handbook features skills that all would-be sleuths should know:

How to Use Deductive Reasoning
How to Analyze Fingerprints-Without Computers
How to Master a Dozen Disguises
How to Survive a Plunge over a Waterfall

The Sherlock Holmes Handbook -- The Methods And Mysteries Of The World's Greatest Detective by Ransom Riggs (published by Quirk Books –
responsible for the surprise hit
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) takes lessons from all Doyle's writings to provide a kind of do-it-yourself detective guide including How to Locate a Secret Chamber and How to Keep Your Mind Sharp: Opium Dens and Narcotics in the Victorian Era.

Relevant quotes from Holmes pepper the book: "I see no more than you, but I have trained myself to notice what I see," Holmes said in
The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier. "It is a wicked world, and when a clever man turns his brain to crime it is the worst of all" in The Adventure of the Speckled Band.

Readers will also discover a host of information about Holmes and his universe: How was the real Scotland Yard organized? Could people back then really buy cocaine over the counter? And why were the British so terrified of Australia? Packed with fascinating trivia, evocative illustrations, and a classic Victorian design,
The Sherlock Holmes Handbook will appeal to Baker Street Irregulars of all agesESPECIALLY IF THEY PUT ANOTHER COVER ON IT.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM BEAR ALLEY!

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM COMMANDER BOND NET!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

NOIR CORNER!

NOIR CORNER!

THIS GREAT SHOT OF JOHNPAYNE IS FEATURED ON JAKE HINKSON’S THE NIGHT EDIOR BLOG . . .


Payne is maybe the most underrated noir leading man, a gruff everyman with disappointed eyes and a choked voice. He was never anguished, though. He was too busy busting heads. He trained for the hard stuff in Larceny and The Crooked Way, but the real pugilism began when he started making movies with director Phil Karlson. Their terrific Kansas City Confidential features a centerpiece brawl with Payne facing down Lee Van Cleef and Neville Brand.

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GREEN HORNET AND KATA, UH, KATO!

GREEN HORNET AND KATA, UH, KATO!

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT GIVES US A LOOK AT COMIC BOOK SUPERSTAR J. SCOTT CAMPBELL'S COVER ART FOR "GREEN HORNET" #1 WRITTEN BY FAN-FAVORITE WRITER KEVIN SMITH.

COOL, EXCEPT WHEN DID KATO GET THE SEX CHANGE OPERATION?

Y/A CORNER ~ STRUTS & FRETS

Y/A CORNER ~ STRUTS & FRETS

JON SKOVRON


Music is in Sammy's blood. His grandfather was a jazz musician and Sammy's band could be huge one day - if they don't self-destruct first. Winning the upcoming Battle of the Bands would reassure Sammy that his life's dream could be a reality. But practices are hard to schedule when Sammy's grandfather is sick and getting worse, his mother is too busy to help either of them and his best friend may want to be his girlfriend. When everything in his life seems to be headed for major catastrophe, will his music be enough to keep him together?

THE DECADE IN JAZZ!

THE DECADE IN JAZZ!

FROM THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE:


If jazz enjoyed new popularity -- or at least heightened visibility -- in the '90s, the music returned to the periphery of American popular culture in the '00s.

The irony, however, is that on purely creative terms, the '00s produced far more interesting work than the decade that preceded it. And there may be a lesson in that.

Think back to jazz in the '90s (as well as the late '80s), and a single phrase emerges: Young Lions. This was the period when major record labels opened or expanded their jazz departments and signed uncounted musicians in their 20s. Among them: Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Nicholas Payton, Christopher Hollyday, Mark Whitfield, John Pizzarelli and many more.

But while figures such as Marsalis, Roberts, Payton and a few others produced enduring work, most of the rest proved inconsequential, their recordings virtually forgotten today. For every "Blood on the Fields" by Marsalis (the first jazz composition to the win the Pulitzer Prize in music, in 1997) or "Deep in the Shed" by Roberts (a 1990 recording that sounds startlingly fresh today), hundreds of releases by the Young Lions merely recycled ideas from the collective jazz past and understandably disappeared.

Yes, there were artistic breakthroughs in the '90s, but innovative work by composer Maria Schneider, trumpeter Malachi Thompson, guitarist Joe Morris, the New Orleans band Astral Project and others did not stand a chance against the Young Lions juggernaut.


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SEASON'S GREETINGS FROM ROB HANES ADVENTURES!

THE CAT'S MEOW ~ DOUBLE PLAY!

Monday, December 21, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MYSTERIOUS ADVENTURE MAGAZINE!

THE CAT'S MEOW ~ CHRISTMAS EDITION!

THE CAT'S MEOW ~ DOUBLE PLAY!

BIG BAND JUMP!

BIG BAND JUMP!

HOSTED BY DON KENNEDY, BIG BAND JUMP IS A TWO HOUR WEEKLY PROGRAM NOW IN ITS SEVENTEENTH YEAR OF SYNDICATION, HEARD ON NEARLY 200 RADIO STATIONS.

COMING UP ON BIG BAND JUMP . . .


26-27 December, 2009
SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS

Producer Dave Riggs is a fan of Christmas music and his collection of holiday tunes is extraordinary. We tap his library to add extra variety to the season, along with a mythical tour through a small residential town in mid-America. The stories, the varied music, the sleigh bells and joyous voices combine to create a program for this holiday weekend.

2-3 January,2010
NEW YEAR'S DANCE PARTY

The focus of BBJ by its very nature is music for listening but we vary our program for this one weekend alone to provide the orchestras assembled strictly for dancing., all with an easily perceptible beat. As the brochures used to say, the music to be heard is for terpsichorean efforts. Ballroom legends will include Lester Lanin who said his music was played in a tempo with "the rhythm of a brisk walk." Others to be heard in this vastly different program are Ruse Morgan, Sammy Kaye and Guy Lombardo who all fashioned music with a danceable beat. You can, of course, listen if you want to but dancing is the focus for this weekend only.

9-10 January, 2010
THE TIME MACHINE

We go through the '40s with representative hits for each year starting with Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers singing I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN and ending with Frankie Laines's MULE TRAIN and Les Brown's I'VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM. In between will be recording successes by Andy Russell, Jimmy Dorsey, the Andrews Sisters and Bing Crosby among many others. The transition of music styles will be clearly evident as we embark on this review of the leading recordings of that eventful decade.

16-17 January, 2010
IT'S ABOUT TIME

You can't see it, you can't stop it and you can't ignore it. Time is with us in so many forms, not the lease of which is the subject for music titles. In some instances the titles carry an actual time, such as 920 SPECIAL or 11:60 PM. In others the reference is more general: AFTER HOURS, FIVE MINUTES MORE and JUST IN TIME, for example. The subject gives us an opportunity to hear such varied artists as Erskine Hawkins, Anita Kerr, Ray Conniff and even Jimmy Durante. We attempt to make good use of our programming time.

23-24 January, 2010
THE LP FILE

A trip into the far reaches of the back room gives us a chance to be reminded of some of the top tunes introduced to us on LP. While every significant artist and melody has been transferred to CD in the past couple of decades, we still find some inspiration back there; the LP art work and emphasis from another time call our attention to both varied and highly standardized recordings. We hear two dozen of them, some not heard from for a generation.

30-31 January, 2010
"LIVE" FROM CHICAGO

In the last few years the "live" series of BBJs have gained considerable popularity as new listeners discover the now rare sound of actual ballroom broadcasts and older listeners re-live a time when the fascination of radio was paramount. As the name implies, this program concentrates on the bands appearing at the storied ballrooms and hotels in the nation's largest mid-west city including Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Dick Jurgens and Bob Crosby among others. The crowd reaction, the excitement and the immediacy combine to give these preserved rare broadcasts a special flavor.


6-7 February, 2010
CITY HOUR

This formula, selecting titles or references to cities in each selection, was tried once before for just an hour. Now we dig deeper into the library and come up with additional "city" songs to constitute the full two hours of BBJ. The ones you expect will be there, of course. New York and Chicago will be referenced but so will locations less prominent. The advantage of doing a full two hours based on tunes with cities either in the title or in the lyrics is the broad range of styles that approach yields. Singers you may not have heard recently, bands not in the top echelon, melodies you possibly haven't heard for years, if at all.

13-14 February, 2010
SAMMY CAHN LEGACY

So many of the composers of popular song are virtually unknown, even though we all know their work. Sammy Cahn's name isn't unknown but few of us recall he's the one who wrote IT'S MAGIC, I'VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE, DAY BY DAY and I'LL WALK ALONE. Cahn has received four Academy Awards for his songs as well as often being considered a "personal" songwriter for Frank Sinatra who experienced success with so many Cahn lyrics. We hear the songs of Sammy Cahn performed by Sinatra, Dean Martin and Doris Day among others as we learn how a kid from Brooklyn became a lyricist to top musical stars.

20-21 February, 2010
SINGING GROUPS

Requests for more use of singing groups is second or third in the list of suggestions from listeners. We heed those suggestions in this session as we hear from such groups as the Pied Pipers, the Clark Sisters, the King Sisters and of course the Andrews Sisters. The Ink Spots and the Mills Brothers will also be represented as we listen to ten different singing groups both with the Big Bands and as stand-alone acts. As well as the names you recognize, you'll hear groups you've possibly never heard of, included for their musical excellence. If you like words with your music sung by harmonious groups, this is your program!

27-28 February, 2010
SINATRA BY OTHERS

This program began as a purely instrumental salute to songs identified with Frank Sinatra. As the program developed it was expanded to also Include such songs as sung by others. A few examples: THE LADY IS A TRAMP became identified with Frank Sinatra but we hear the highly stylized version by singer Buddy Greco. COME FLY WITH ME is certainly a Sinatra standard, interpreted for us instrumentally by Si Zentner. A dozen such Sinatra favorites are included as performed by others.

Similar to songs made a part of the Sinatra legacy, certain hit recordings are most recalled by a particular Big Band. In this second hour we hear those familiar melodies as played by others.

6-7 March, 2010
KAY KYSER RECALLED
We present this program about Kay Kyser as a tie-in to publication of a biography about him, reviewed in this issue. The story is told with comments from Kay himself, his wife Georgia Carroll and daughter Kimberly as well as with his music. Whenever such a book is published, curiosity about subject is a natural consequence. Most compelling about this program is samples of sound from the Kyser motion pictures as well as the originals of some of his most famous recordings. The story of his marriage to Georgia Carroll is told in an amusing way by daughter Kimberly, who also comments on the public's confusion about Kay Kyser's wife.

13-14 March, 2010
SECONDARY BANDS

We tend to think of the Big Band Era in terms of just a few of the most famous bands, but there were hundreds of bands then recording excellent material. We dig out some of the secondary names as we listen to Hal McIntyre, Bob Chester, Buddy Morrow, Jack Jenney, Boyd Raeburn and Jan Savitt. There will be others, too, as together we discover some beautifully performed but seldom heard gems from the Big Band world.

Sports or news events sometimes alter BBJ program times or subjects, so please check with your local Adult Standard station for exact day, time and subject of BIG BAND JUMP in your area.

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THE CAT'S MEOW ~ CHRISTMAS VERSION!

THANKS FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF CHUCKLES TO MISS CELLANIA

THE JAZZ LOFT PROJECT!

THE JAZZ LOFT PROJECT!

Like the American Renaissance of Emerson, Hawthorne, Dickinson, Thoreau, and Melville bursting out of the Massachusetts countryside a hundred years before, the legend of the New York jazz scene in the late 1950s and early '60s, when singular geniuses like Monk, Coltrane, Davis, Mingus, and Evans might be gigging on the same night –sometimes on the same stage--only grows with time.

Now, in The Jazz Loft Project, we have a rare and remarkable window into that moment. The project is the fruit of two obsessed men, W. Eugene Smith, the brilliant photographer who shot thousands of pictures and recorded thousands of hours of music and talk at his Midtown apartment and studio, which served as an open-door meeting place and jam session site for hundreds of musicians and artists; and Sam Stephenson, the documentarian who has spent even longer archiving and investigating the riches Smith left behind.

Among its many wonders, what their book does best is put the creations of those bebop geniuses in context: giving life to the forgotten players who jammed with the future immortals, revealing the casual crosspollination among artists, musicians, and writers (and between blacks and whites), and reminding us of the world outside the loft, with baseball, UFO stories, and civil rights on the radio and the daily commerce of New York's flower district on the street below.

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA - THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION!

BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA - THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION!

Brian Setzer released Boogie Woogie Christmas in 2002 and the live DVD Christmas Extravaganza in 2005, the same year of his second Christmas LP, Dig That Crazy Christmas ~ that's a lot of holiday music in a short span of time and it's all condensed on two 2008 compilations, Christmas Rocks: The Best of Collection and The Ultimate Christmas Collection.


Christmas Rocks is a single-disc collection of 20 highlights from the 2002 and 2005 albums with a couple of unreleased cuts, while The Ultimate Christmas Collection pairs this new comp with the live Christmas Extravaganza. It's a generous, lively compilation containing all the best moments from the two albums.

TRACKLIST:

1. Jingle Bells
2. Gettin' In The Mood (For Christmas)
3. Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
4. Nutcracker Suite
5. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
6. Dig That Crazy Santa Claus
7. Winter Wonderland
8. The Man With The Bag
9. Angels We Have Heard On High
10. White Christmas
11. Baby It's Cold Outside
12. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
13. Let It Snow
14. My Favorite Things
15. Jingle Bell Rock
16. Sleigh Ride
17. Santa Drives A Hot Rod
18. Christmas Island
19. Bach's Bounce
20. Take A Break Guys

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TELEVISION: CHRISTMAS SPECIALS FROM THE PAST!

TELEVISION: CHRISTMAS SPECIALS FROM THE PAST!

OVER AT ULTRA SWANK'S RETRO ADVENTURES THERE’S A COOL RUNDOWN OF PAST TELEVISON CHRISTMAS SPECIALS FOR YOUR RETRO ENJOYMENT . . .


If you lived in the 1950s, '60s, '70s or even the '80s, you probably spent some of your time watching television during the Christmas season (when it wasn't more inclusively referred to as 'the holidays', like today.) Apart from the Christmas or holiday-themed episodes of your favorite TV series, you might have sat through a music-filled extravaganza special, featuring some of the musical superstars of the day. And chances are, you might have witnessed some of the choicest, cheesiest and unabashedly Christmas-centered specials.

Here is a rundown of some that may have peaked your interest back in the day. The holiday season also brought some unique TV advertisements worth noting. So grab yourself a cup of eggnog, spiked or otherwise, and let the cheesiness begin!


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HUMPTY DUMPTY ~ PRIVATE EYE!

HUMPTY DUMPTY ~ PRIVATE EYE!


HAT TIP TO BILL CRIDER