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|Tennessee Ernie Ford A Ford Show Family Christmas|
Actors: Tennessee Ernie Ford, Kate Smith
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Television
Starring Tennessee Ernie FordWoven together from six original Ford Show Christmas editions from 1956 to 1960, this timeless, enchanting DVD features classic, live performances of many of the world?s most beloved Christmas ... more »
A Tennessee Christmas
Girvan Paterson | Melbourne,Vic. Australia | 05/07/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Tennessee Ernie Ford was without a doubt one of the great singing voices of the 20th.Century! At his best, he was right up there with Crosby, Jolson, and Sinatra. This 'Christmas' program, culled from his long running TV series has some nice moments, plus some nice guests such as Kate Smith singing a lovely version of 'White Christmas'.
Anyone who thinks Tennessee Ernie was just a 'Hillbilly type singer', think again, when it comes to big ballads, this classicly trained singer had the 'big voice', and could deliver the goods! As well as this DVD, there is an excellent one featuring a biography available, which includes another program of 'Spirituals' [as he called them], which is well worth the price alone.
There are some very pleasant surprises for anyone wishing to re-discover, or indeed discover for the first time, one of the really great entertainers of the 50"s & 60's."
A Christmas Treasure
Sarah Williamson | Murphy, NC, United States | 01/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This compilation from several Christmas shows of the Tennessee Ernie Ford TV series is outstanding. If you like nostalgia, gospel, and good, clean fun, then this is a DVD for you. Though the staging is a bit awkward at times, consider the era and rejoice that Ford's impressive and powerful voice has been preserved. There are other treasures here as well: Kate Smith and a '56 Ford station wagon!"
Excellent video by one of the greatest singers of the 20th c
Michael A. Martin | 01/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this on PBS some years ago, and having grown up listening to country music (when it was still country music), I was well aware of who Tennessee Ernie Ford was. This video is well worth the price and includes some standards as well as some of the classic carols sung by one of the best baritones in the business, then and now. The song listing is included with the case insert and is indexed as well on the DVD. It is made very entertaining by both Ford's down home manner and is especially memeorable by the antics of one of his children during a live performance. I like listening to people who can sing, which is becoming rarer and rarer these days, and I highly recommend this video to everyone."