Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday Media Blog-Christmas Special

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I grew up at a time when Bob Hope’s annual Christmas special aired. Seeing his programs chock full of stars, his unique brand of humor, and the strong message that he would never forget America’s armed forces inspired me even as a child.

Today stars get their own Christmas specials, but a lot of times they are one-offs because the name in question is only a name for one season. Others are true to their craft, their heart, and their beliefs. Some even follow in Hope's footsteps and entertain the troops.

Long gone are the days of Hope’s stamina, consistency, star power, and heart.

Still, Christmas variety shows are peddled out yearly. What are your favorites from the past and/or today? Cite the host, guest stars, skits, and any other information.

And if you want to channel Bob Hope and honor his good works on behalf of our incredible military, please visit

1 comment:

  1. These were great! He comedy was a living bridge across generations with all their differences especially around the holiday season. I heard his wife say he could shut his eyes and nap at any time (lending to his stamina). Merry Christmas , Happy Holidays & Seasons Greetings everyone!