Saturday, June 30, 2007

CHRISTMAS AND A HALF (JUNE 25TH) CELEBRATION

IN HONOR OF FA LA LA LA LA's CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS AND A HALF (JUNE 25TH) I THOUGHT I WOULD RE-SHARE A COUPLE OF CHRISTMAS THINGS HERE:





Pebbles And Bamm Bamm Singing Songs Of Christmas Zip File



The Grinch has successfully displaced Ebeneezer Scrooge as the spirit of anti-Christmas for today's audience. And there are similarities. Just as Tiny Tim was a strong factor in Ebeneezer's redemption, the children are a strong factor in the Grinch's redemption.

It's a pleasure to be able to hear the great Boris Karloff narration, along with the songs, and then afterwards to again hear the songs reprised.

Of course, this is a short CD, just barely 30 minutes in length. One must realize that while the program was supposed to be a half hour long, nearly a third of the time was used for toy advertisements. The irony of it all, a beautiful story telling us that the joy of Christmas is in the spirit of Christmas, not in the getting toys is aired for the purpose of selling overpriced and non-imaginative toys.

The Tracks Are:
1. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (The Story)(21:36)
2. Welcome Christmas(1:41)
3. Trim Up The Tree(2:56)
4. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch(2:56) Sung by Thurl Ravenscroft (aka Tony The Tiger)
5. Welcome Christmas (Reprise)(3:35)


How The Grinch Stole Christmas Soundtrack - Boris Karloff 320kbps




I just thought I would share the link here to the web page I made for this LP rip. Here's the link:
A Spike Jones Christmas

It is actually a pretty good collection of Christmas Songs picked out by Spike's Kids. With that Spike Jones typical zanyness thrown in here and there.





This is a Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes OTR Show called "The Night Before Christmas".


Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes OTR "The Night Before Christmas"





"A Charlie Brown Christmas" Index Page

FINALLY THIS IS A NARRATION BY BASIL RATHBONE READING "TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISMTAS":

Basil Rathbone Reads "Twas The Night Before Christmas"

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HALF!!!

6 comments:

Mary said...

The Basil Rathbone/Sherlock Holmes link is coming up 404. Just thought you oughta know. Would love to have this one if it's still around.

Dave said...

Yes. I just haven't had a chance to get to those other files yet. I still have Sherlcok Holmes, The Grinch and Basil Rathbone Reads "Twas The Night Before Christmas" to re-post still. I promise I will get to all of the files eventually.
Dave

Mary said...

Thanks, looking forward to it. :-)

Dave said...

Ok Mary. The OTR Sherlcok Holmes Christmas is fixed now. I just have to re-post The Grinch, and this post will be completely re-shared.
Dave

Mary said...

Getting it now, thanks!

Dave said...

Great! The Grinch is done now also.

Dave