You may recall how, for the last few years, I’ve celebrated the Christmas season on this blog by reposting, reviewing, and gently eviscerating beloved holiday specials of yore. Last Christmas, I started the season off with a review of Andy Williams and the NBC Kids Search For Santa, which was so obscure, I figured no one would ever remember it. Turns out, I was completely wrong. Lots of people remembered it, and remembered it fondly. Problem was, the version on YouTube was incomplete, and no one seemed to have a copy of their own. Many were prepared to offer burnt offerings to see the thing in its entirety.
Now, normally, I wouldn’t do this, but I feel like this is important enough – at least to the readers of this particular blog – to break with tradition. It’s an off-season “Very Special Christmas Special” post, folks, because, Ladies and Gentlemen, we found it!! Luckysmusic, on YouTube, has posted…. I jest not…. the entire Andy Williams and the NBC Kids Search For Santa special from 1985!
It turns out there is a Santa Claus after all, kids. And Santa Claus is…. the camera man? Dr. Claw? Who knows.
I have my own theory, though…
MINDY COHN LIVES!!!!