Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Yule Never Believe it...

...but it is indeed a white Christmas here in Portland, with snow coming down at a pretty good clip for a while there, and more expected tonight. Strangely, the wifey called it a few days ago, when local forecasters were still prognosticating rain for the holiday. "Just a feeling," she said. Damn she's good, and not just because she got me the first two seasons of The Odd Couple on DVD.

Also good: Our local CW station showing the original Yule Log in the wee hours this morning, yes, the very one shown on WPIX 11 all through the seventies. Now that brought back memories. Here's a scan from the 1974 Newsday TV guide heralding its broadcast that year:

Another video fragment of Christmas past making the Non-Parader's holiday a smidge fuzzier this year is a DVD found in a cheapo Davey and Goliath collection which features Christmas Lost and Found, the doughy duo's Christmas episode. (If you look at my post of the 1972 Newsday listings, you'll see it aired on three different channels that Christmas Eve morning.) Though I just barely recall it from my youth, I'm glad to report that it holds up nicely, sweet and well-animated, with many scenes unfolding in a cool shade of winter twilight blue. The first line is Davey crankily exclaiming "I hate Christmas!" You gotta love that.

Merry Christmas everyone!


Blogger MO'SH said...

Merry Kiss-My-Ass to you! Shitload of snow up yonder in the mountain! It was like a blizzard all day! I'll post a few pics. Bac-bacaw!

Wed Dec 26, 12:57:00 PM 2007  
Blogger the feeb said...

was it christmas?

Wed Dec 26, 06:54:00 PM 2007  
Blogger MO'SH said...

Jesus, man! It's over! It's over... How about posting that old James Coco ad or something?

Tue Jan 22, 12:04:00 PM 2008  

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