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a very special christmas special SPECIAL: “Andy Williams and the NBC Kids Search For Santa Claus” (1985) part two: THE COMPLETE MOVIE!

26 Feb

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!!!!

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2 Comments

Posted by on February 26, 2009 in christmas specials, nostalgia, War on Xmas!, youtube

 

2 responses to “a very special christmas special SPECIAL: “Andy Williams and the NBC Kids Search For Santa Claus” (1985) part two: THE COMPLETE MOVIE!

  1. Alan

    September 27, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I am surprised that i found any interest in this special. I have a copy that I recorded live back in 85. I was only fourteen so I did no editing. Just let the tape roll and I got all of it(down to the commercials of Ronald McDonald ice skating).
    Not great quality but thought you might know where I can buy a newer copy’
    Alan

     
  2. Stephanie

    December 1, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    This “obscure” movie has been haunting me for years! I’ve searched for it many times and been disappointed, and your blog about it last year saved my sanity (and was the main source of my ‘holiday spirit’ last December). I ran to youtube and, armed with an accurate title, found these videos in time to watch them before Christmas. But I’m not sure this is complete… I’m sure I remember another scene at the end where the kids run into the house and start shaking the gifts. If you find a more complete version, let us know!

     

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