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|Captain Tennille The Christmas Show|
Actors: Daryl Dragon, Toni Tennille, Don Knotts, John Byner, Loretta Swit
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Television
Captain and Tennille was a pop duo phenomenon in the mid and late 1970's that hit the top of the pop charts repeatedly with songs like the 1975 Grammy Record of the Year "Love Will Keep Us Together". Captain and Tennille a... more »
An Over-Looked Christmas Gem
David T. Glotz | Altoona, PA United States | 10/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had never seen The Captain and Tennille when they were on in the 76-77 television season which was my loss. I got the Ultimate collection which was terrific so I bought the Christmas special which was colorful and lots of fun. It is hard to imagine such Talent going into a show these days in 2007! If you like fun and talented entertainers I highly recommend this DVD.
Captain and Tennille Christmas special, 1976
Mary Jo Brunette | 11/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been a C&T fan since 1975 when first hearing LWKUT on the radio. I remember seeing this show originally air in December of 1976, and it so impressed me that when I re-watched this DVD all over again, all the past memories of watching Toni sing to her six year old niece, Caroline as she request a parakeet for Christmas, and her with her sisters singing "Little Saint Nick" and "Oh, Holy Night" at the end, it all brought chills. Nothing of today can beat the "cleanliness" of the variety specials of the 1970s. The commentary tracks are a lovely added touch. Hearing how Toni is touched by her rendition of "OH, HOLY NIGHT," the tender truths in her voice caused me to cry happily along with her when she spoke of how the song 'got to her.' It's those old special memories of Christmas that we cling to in our psyche, and I'm certain it is also the sentimental value of Christmas that caused Toni's happy tears. This DVD is most definitely worth your money. When I first viewed it in 1976 I never thought I'd ever see it again. I never thought the video recorder.. the ENORMOUS contraptions we had in our schools in the 70's that covered up half of a large room, I never figured they'd one day transpire into common everyday-in-home items that most all Americans own. My fave parts are the bits when she sings with her sisters, and of course Caroline getting cozy on Toni's lap, where Toni sings a special Christmas carol to her. (I remember being a bit envious of Caroline, wishing I was her niece, although I was WAY too big to be sitting on anyone's lap, I remember thinking how neat it would be to have Toni for my aunt.) Even though the "Wedding Song" isn't a Christmas song, it made a lovely added touch to the special. Like God says in the Good Book, without love we are nothing, and without love we have no need for Christmas... thus, it was an appropriate number. I highly recommend this, and all the DVDS (Songbook, Hawaii, New Orleans, as well as their 1976 three box DVD set) to be added to any C&T fan's music and DVD libraries. It is all excellent. I'm ecstatic they've at last released these truly entertaining musical sensations! -Mary Jo Brunette"