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Posted on 11/13/2016 00:45

I tried but I couldn't find it on YouTube. Thanks!

Yeah, it must have been a pretty obscure Christmas show....Everyone I've ever mentioned it to doesn't recall ever seeing it either. The last year I definitely remember watching it on TV was on a Saturday afternoon in late November 1975. My sister reminded me that we originally saw it at an extended Saturday afternoon "holiday" children's matinee around 1973. It was shown between SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS and THE CHRISTMAS THAT ALMOST WASN'T.

Posted on 11/11/2016 20:42

I remember my father listening to Mr. Caiola's collection of Italian music that was sold on TV. For some reason I also remember listening to a Christmas album that Mr. Caiola recorded. But that was so long time ago, I could be wrong.

With the exception of maybe the late, great Tommy Tedesco (member of the legendary "Wrecking Crew" and featured guitarist on so many of Tommy Garrett's popular 50 GUITARS albums) I'm not sure any guitarist played on more well known, popular, hit recordings than Al Caiola.

RIP Mr. Caiola.

Posted on 11/07/2016 22:21

Does anyone recall a cartoon from the 1970s called CHRISTMAS IS...? It was about a young boy named Benjy who was picked to be in a Christmas play at school or in church but didn't want to. One day (or night) he had a dream that he went back in time with his dog to witness the nativity. When he woke up he had a different opinion and better appreciation about being in the play. I remember they used to show this cartoon right before the Santa Claus parade from Hollywood on one of the local stations here in the NY metro area - either WNEW, WPIX, or WOR.

Posted on 11/04/2016 11:17

Thanks Chip.
I was going to ask you another question but I saw that you had answered it already (the reason for my edit).

Posted on 11/03/2016 21:52


Knowing your expansive, vast collection of holiday music, I often wondered about a few things that I'd like to ask you, if that's okay?

1. What record or album DON"T you have in your collection (if there are any) that you are still searching for?

2. What was/were the most difficult records or albums to find over the years?

3. In your opinion, as a collector, what are some of the rarest holiday records or albums?

4. What were some of the earliest records or albums you can recall buying and where did you usually buy holiday music? Here in NJ I always thought places like Korvettes, S. Klein, Grants, Two Guys, Great Eastern, Valley Fair, Bradlees, and especially Woolworths (Menlo Park Mall specifically) had the best selections, even if a lot of them were discounted cut-out stock or re-issues.

 Thanks Chip!


Posted on 11/02/2016 13:08

If the Yule Log wasn't great enough as it is, what a great way to make a very special day even more special....I think a lot of us hoped for a 5th hour of music to be added for a while. After seven years we finally got our wish. What a great Christmas gift. Thanks Chip and PIX 11.

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