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For those of you who asked about the Santa pictures I took at Weihnachtsfest - Here they finally are.
I must have spent a hundred hours editing all of the pictures and creating the HTML files...
As I worked on the Santa pix I listened to my annual Christmas CDs such as Mitch Miller, Lawrence Welk, Vienna Boys' Choir, Herb Alpert, Manheim Steamroller, Burl Ives, and many
other traditional Christmas songs.
Then I got to thinking whatever happened to all of the Christmas specials that were on TV like there were during the 1950s through the 1980s???
It is hard to find It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas, A Christmas Carol (multiple versions), and those animated cartoons and Charlie Brown Christmas shows on the air waves anymore, where they use to run many times for nearly a month during December.
These old shows bring back memories when I stayed with my grandparents and watched Christmas and other shows with them.
One of my most vivid memories was during one of those weekly evening shows where they had all types of talent and these clowns were doing their stunts and I'll never ever forget how both my grandparents were laughing uncontrollably - the proverbial falling off the chair laughing and my eyes were tearing up from also laughing so hard - with my grandparents around 60 years ago.
As I recall, the clowns were swinging from ropes trying to land on donkeys running around in a circle - the clowns kept missing and landing on the floor, only to get back up and try swinging onto the donkeys.
I wonder how many kids today spend time with their grandparents and are developing these types of memories and experiences, rather than getting addicted to and killing their brain cells on those stupid handheld devices?