It’s CHRISTMAS!! HUZZAH!
More than two decades ago (1987), the lovely Julie Andrews
did a Christmas special in Austria with several of my favorite
performers: John Denver; Placido Domingo; and The Kings
Singers. Titled “The Sound of Christmas,” it was filmed at
many of the same locations that were used in the making
of one of my all-time favorite movies, “The Sound of Music.”
She even sang atop the same mountain (which was covered
in snow this round)! Ahh, it was great fun to watch, to see
it all, again (the von Trapp house, the convents, the church
where Maria and the Captain were married, the streets
of Salzburg, etc.).
Of course, at the time of the initial airing, I taped the show
(on a VHS cassette, don’t you know!), and then at this time
every year since, I’ve pulled it out and watched it yet again
(and yes, I STILL have a VCR!). I simply love it. (And those
old commercials are a hoot and a half!)
I figured the best way to share some of it with you was
to find (hopefully) a few clips on youtube. I did, but many
were either too short or too long or had someone’s name
written across the screen or whatever. And then I had
to choose. dagnabit. I’d tape my copy, but am not sure
that’d work too well. In any event, here’s one favorite,
featuring Julie’s now-gone marvelous voice. I hope you
enjoy it as much as I do, each and every year! HUZZAH!
Wishing one and all a very Merry Christmas!