Monday, December 17, 2018

The Carpenters' Christmas Portrait TV Special (1977)

OK folks, one full week left before the big day. Put your sleigh into high gear, Christmas is a' comin'!

Today I present the fourth and maybe the last of the TV variety specials I'll be featuring this season, The Carpenters' Christmas Portrait from 1977. This special coincides with their album of the same name, which is a true Christmas music classic that every Christmas fan should have in their collection. Karen and Richard Carpenter perform classics such as "Sleigh Ride" and "Adeste Fideles," plus their famous original tune "Merry Christmas Darling."



Tom said...

One of my favorite Christmas albums and while I enjoyed the TV special's musical numbers from the album, the other pieces with the McNichol siblings, Gene Kelly and Georgia Engel(!) not to mention that weird magician gave it an odd vibe that could only exist in the '70's.

Phillyradiogeek said...

Indeed Tom. These variety specials are such time capsules of their eras. That's why I find them so interesting!

Caffeinated Joe said...

Have had this post saved since last year to watch! Finally did tonight and I liked it. The music was the best, but the 70s cheese factor was great, too. I am sure younger people might see it as weird or awkward, but if you remember specials like this, it is just nostalgic. Good times, thanks for sharing - last year! :)

Phillyradiogeek said...

Thanks Joe! I appreciate the belated shout out! :)