Wednesday, December 04, 2019

one of the 5 greatest Christmas specials....1967’s Christmas with the Martins and the Sinatras

Joal Ryan
Hey pallies, likes we absolutely always always loves to see the beloved name of our most most beloved Dino lifted up by noteworthy 'net media and on this fourth day of Dino-winter month as we move to Dino-departure day we are totally totally thrilled to share a Dino-gram that was beautifully brought to our attentionado by our pallies at google Dino-lerts.

Google sent us to one of the plethora of pads on the web hosted by our pallies at yahoo....Yahoo Finance where journalist Miss Joal Ryan (pictured on the left) shared a sensational seasonal post that appears to have originated at Yahoo TV.  The tantalizing tag of Ryan's scribin's is "The 5 greatest Christmas specials you've never seen (but should watch right away)."

Likes you guessed it pallies, one of Miss Ryan's greatest seasonal specials is none other then that extraordinary episode of the Dino-show known as "1967’s Christmas with the Martins and the Sinatras, a holiday episode of The Dean Martin Show."  We largely loves sharin' this swank seasonal special each and every Dino-year here at our humble little ilovedinomartin den, and we try to do so early in this Dino-season when Dino-philes are just as likely to gets all wrapped up in all the details of season as anybody here it is pallies for our 2019 Dino-wintery month...thanks to the pallies at yahoo and youtube.

Enjoys revelin' in the perfect patter sweetly scribed by Miss Ryan and make time very very Dino-soon to coolly celebrate with fam Martin and fam Sinatra.  Hats off to Miss Joal Ryan and all the pallies at yahoo for spreadin' the wonderfully wise words of this greatest of great Dino-special and helpin' more and more pallies to make this Dino-season bright!  To checks this out in it's original source,  likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

The 5 greatest Christmas specials you've never seen (but should watch right away)

Joal Ryan
When it comes to holiday TV, the forsaken inhabitants of the Island of Misfit Toys are doing just fine. They’re beloved, quoted and widely watched year after year. It’s Ziggy, Yakko and Tina Sinatra who could use some PR. As you prepare for the seasonal onslaught of Yuletide treats, here’s Yahoo Entertainment’s quick guide to some ghosts of Christmas past, those specials that are indeed special but sadly overlooked.

3. Christmas with the Martins and the Sinatras

In truth, there’s no reigning Christmas variety-show classic; there’s no single special we collectively and ritualistically watch each year. Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas from 1977 probably comes the closest in that young, old-ish, and old audiences have sampled it by way of the Crosby-David Bowie duet of “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy,” now a Christmas standard.
On the other end of the spectrum, there is no shortage of thoroughly lost-in-time Christmas variety specials. One that was a joy to unearth, thanks to YouTube, was 1967’s Christmas with the Martins and the Sinatras, a holiday episode of The Dean Martin Show. (Careful with the titles! It’s easy to confuse this with 1968 Christmas Show, which was the following year’s holiday special, or The Dean Martin Christmas Special, which dates from 1980.) The 1967 show teams its host with Frank Sinatra, and both singers’ respective families, minus Sinatra’s then wife, Mia Farrow. (Now there’s an oh-what-might-have-been.) It’s smoky, chummy and occasionally bracing: for instance, you don’t just watch the 20-something Frank Sinatra Jr. and Dean Paul Martin (billed as Dean Martin Jr.) sing a song about their fathers; you know in hindsight that neither went on to live as long as their fathers. While it’d be easy to call the show a Rat Pack time capsule (there’s even a cameo from Sammy Davis Jr.), it’s more like family home movies, filled with all the cringeworthy, bittersweet moments those films can evoke.
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Danny G. said...

DEFINATELY top 2 in my book, pals. Second only to The Dean Martin Christmas special. I believe this is the one Ms. Ryan mentions from '68.
Both are "must watch" traditions in "Casa di Danny G"! Haha!! The 80's ones I'm not very familiar with...other than a few clips. Thinks I will check them out in full length...if on YouTube...real soon.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Danny-o, the 1968 edition is planned to be posted here at ilovedinomartin tomorrow. If you indeed find any of the other Dino-wintery special in total, please let all us Dino-philes know. Keeps lovin' 'n sharin' our one, our only DINO! Keeps lovin' 'n sharin' our marvelous main man!