Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Countdown to Christmas: Have I Got a Christmas For You (1977)

 Normally, we'd start our annual Countdown to Christmas around Black Friday, but this is just too good to pass up before then.

From 1952-89, the Hallmark Hall of Fame specials aired on NBC before moving to CBS, and, currently, on the Hallmark Channel. In 1977, the Cates brothers, Joseph & Gilbert, more closely associated with awards & variety specials, assembled an all-star cast for "Have I Got a Christmas For You".

This tale, based on true events, is about a Jewish synagogue's congregation coming together to help their Christian friends during the holiday season. Our cast includes Jack Carter, Herb Edelman (ex-The Good Guys), Harold Gould (ex-The Feather & Father Gang), Alex Cord (a few years away from Airwolf), Steve Allen & Jayne Meadows, and, as our narrator, Milton Berle.

Who says Jews & Christians couldn't get along?

I'm begging Hallmark Channel to pull this one outta the vault for this holiday season.

No rating. Until yesterday, I didn't know about this special.

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