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|Andy Williams The Best of Andy Williams' Christmas|
Actors: The Osmonds, Andy Williams
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Television
The Andy Williams Christmas Show ran for eight years during the era of holiday variety specials. Now, one collection features Andy's favorite moments from his televised Christmas celebrations. It's a showcase packed with... more »
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WONDERFUL Christmas DVD
Jim Jr | Buffalo, NY United States | 12/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For anyone who grew up watching the annual Andy Williams Christmas Shows (or his other TV shows)or someone who just loves Christmas music wonderfully sung, this is a MUST HAVE DVD.All the favorite Christmas songs are presented with vocals by Andy, his brothers, the Osmond Brothers and other members of the family (remember the cookie bear? I'd forgotten this fun character until I watched this DVD). It is simply a joyous celebration of Christmas music and holiday fun. The main section of the DVD runs about an hour, then there are great bonus sections running almost another hour - one devoted to the Osmonds that is worth the price of the DVD alone. There is an indepth "Up Close and Personal" interview with Andy himself intercutting songs and other sections of the shows and a section devoted to "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year", a song written for Andy's show that has now become a holiday standard. These special features make this a very special recording.It is also great fun to watch the Osmonds and Andy's own children grow through the various numbers from different years.They just don't show programs like this on TV anymore and this great DVD makes a person wish they did."
Excellent reminder of Andy's Chrtistmas Shows
G. Curtis | England | 12/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A thoroughly enjoyable reminder of the Andy Williams Christmas Show.Although these highlights run to slightly under an hour, the extras (which show loads more from the shows) are just as enjoyable. This is the first DVD I have had where I have enjoyed the extras as much as the main program.I would still like to see some complete unedited programs though."
Do you miss the Christmas TV specials of times past?
Picky Reader | Irish Catholic Lady, Wife, Mom, and Part-time Libr | 11/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If your answer is "yes", then this VHS is for you. It features clips of musical numbers from the Andy Williams Christmas TV specials from the late 60's and early 70's. All the 19 clips are in full color. The sets and costumes are wonderfully colorful. It's as if a christmas card has come to life! All of this with the smooth voice of Andy Williams singing his Christmas classics. The quality of the clips are surprisingly good considering how old they are.
Joining Andy on some musical numbers are the Osmond brothers, the Williams brothers, and one duet with his former wife Claudine Longet. On several of the solo numbers are backup dancers/singers all beautifully costumed.
Solo- Most Wonderful Time of the Year, White Christmas, You meet the Nicest People, What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?, Skater's Waltz, Some Children See Him, The Christmas Song, Ave Maria, Moonlight In Vermont, Sleigh Ride, Mary's Boy Child, Village of St. Bernadette, It's Christmas, Silent Night, O Holy Night, and May Each Day.With the Osmond Brothers- It's a Holiday Season and Silver BellsWith the Williams Brothers- Jingle Bells and I'll Be Home for ChristmasWith Claudine Longet- My Favorite Things Only one complaint, they could have left out one corny skit that involves a man in a bear costume, it's out of place among the musical numbers. But it is thankfully brief.Other than that it's a great VHS for fans of retro, fans of Andy, fans of Classic TV, and anyone who loves old fashioned sentimental Christmas programs."
Why isn't entertainment like this anymore?
John Cannon | Chesterfield, MO United States | 08/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This video offers highlights of the annual Christmas shows (televised during the 1960's/early 1970's) featuring Andy Williams, his siblings (known as the Williams Brothers) and the Osmond Brothers. The performances (by today's standards) and stage sets are simple, but the exuberance and joy of the music is wonderful! I'm old enough (age 41) to only "barely" remember the Andy Williams Christmas shows and I certainly don't remember any of these performances. The most enjoyable songs are the performances by the Williams Brothers and the Osmonds (both as the original quartet and when Donny joined the group in the late '60's). The barbershop harmonies of both groups (particulary the Osmonds) are a treat for the eyes and ears; it depicts what very talented human beings are capable of doing. This tape evoked two emotions and responses in me: first, it leaves the viewer/listener hungry for more (it's obvious that more performances of similar quality could have been included) and, second, you can't watch this tape without shaking your head wondering why vocal "entertainment" in our culture today can't be like this anymore. Is there any young talent out there today with the capabilities that the early Osmond Brothers had? If there were, would Hollywood even acknowledge them?...or do you have to be vulgar to record these days? This tape is a capsule of an era that SURELY is long gone; I only wish that it can could back once again! Entertaining from beginning to end!"