2) Boxing Day: Today is the holiday that, as we all know, was established by the late Ferdie Pacheco:
3) Dance Fever Christmas Special: Each day in our Facebook group for the last two weeks, I posted a seasonal TV special or episode I had watched. Well, yesterday's may be the best of the lot: A complete 1980 edition of the long-running syndicated music show, complete with appearances by David Copperfield and celebrity judges Robert Blake, Batty-nominated Chad Everett, and Connie Francis (and their daughters)!
4) Santa Claus: I hope Santa was as good to all of you as he was to me. What a guy!
5) Pat Morita: Another TV holiday highlight for me was the Christmas episode of O'Hara. I'm guessing that's not one that shows up on every "must see" list each season, but I had to honor what I consider my own O'Hara action figure:
6) Yule Log: Often imitated, I grant you, yes; but the PIX 11 was the absolute best:
7) K-Mart: Call me crazy, but I MISS K-Mart. Hey, I got a lot of the toys of my youth there. In 2021, though, it's hard to envision a time when we would have gone there for car stereos:
8) Frosty the Snowman: Congrats again to recent Batty winner Frosty for entertaining millions and helping make the season bright:
9) The Kennedy Center Honors (1981): Cary Grant was among the honorees at the 1981 edition of the annual event broadcast 40 years ago tonight:
10) R.I.P. Corporal Kirschner: