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Let’s Make A Deal: Monty Hall Deals With Santa

In time for Christmas, Monty Plays “Deal” with Santa and his Wife. Will Santa get zonked? Watch and discover out
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Andy Kaufman on Dating Game, Santa Claus question

Andy Kaufman was on the dating game in the 70′s and did this excellent bit based on a rhetorical question. The possible date asks him if she were Santa and he sat on her lap what would he ask for. Hilarious!

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Need to Be Santa

Mitch Miller & The Gang sing an old holiday preferred

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Classic TV Christmas Collection 4 Disc DVD Set Includes Dr. Kildare / The Courtship of Eddie’s Father / CHiPs / Eight is Enough – Yes Nicholas, There is a Santa Claus / Welcome Back, Kotter – Sweathog Christmas Special /Alice – A Semi-Merry Christmas /Perfect Strangers – The Gift of the Mypiot / Mama’s Family – Mama Gets Goosed /Veronica’s Closet – Veronica’s Christmas Song /Suddenly Susan – The Walk Out

Classic TV Christmas Collection 4 Disc DVD Set Includes Dr. Kildare / The Courtship of Eddie’s Father / CHiPs / Eight is Enough – Yes Nicholas, There is a Santa Claus / Welcome Back, Kotter – Sweathog Christmas Special /Alice – A Semi-Merry Christmas /Perfect Strangers – The Gift of the Mypiot / Mama’s Family – Mama Gets Goosed /Veronica’s Closet – Veronica’s Christmas Song /Suddenly Susan – The Walk Out

DVD Includes:
Dr. Kildare – An Exchange of Gifts 12/24/64
Thinking he’s about to die, a derelict alcoholic gives away his life’s hoardings.

The Courtship of Eddie’s Father – Gifts are for Giving 12/23/70
What goes around comes around when Norman’s

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Classic 1970s TV: The shows that made the family tune in

Classic 1970s TV: The shows that made the family tune in

Imagine a family, all sitting around the TV, possibly the only TV in the house. Dad is holding the remote control, which everyone refers to as “the clicker.” The remote has only two functions.Visit here:http://www.worldwidewriter.com//article-display.php?articleid=3642

One of the functions turns the TV off and on. The other changes the channels, all 7 or 8 of them, with a click of a button. Now try to imagine what that family is watching. Are you imagining them watching one of the classic TV shows from the 1970′s?

In the 1970s most families had one, maybe two televisions in the house, and the second television was usually stashed away in mom and dad’s room where they could watch the classic shows that the kids couldn’t watch yet like Maude or Soap. The televisions in the house might have even shown the programs in black and white.

What kept families glued to these televisions that had only a handful of channels, an ancient clicker, and frequently no color? The classic TV shows from the 1970s, of course. There were so many family-friendly shows in a variety of genres.

For families that enjoyed comedies, the 1970s had some of the most memorable sitcoms. The families in the ‘70′s learned all about families in the 1950′s by watching the wildly popular Happy Days and its equally popular spin off Laverne and Shirley. Happy Days also launched the career of comedian Robin Williams who went on to star in another spin off of the show – Mork and Mindy.

Other family friendly classic television shows of the 1970′s include The Partridge Family (with teen hearth throb David Cassidy), the show that introduced us to John Travolta, Welcome Back Kotter, One Day at a Time, Chico and the Man, The Odd Couple, Good Times, WKRP in Cincinnati, What’s Happening, Three’s Company and The Jeffersons.

Families with older children enjoyed comedies with a social conscience like All in the Family, Maude, Barney Miller or Mash. These classic 1970s sitcoms dealt with the social issues of the day in poignant yet comedic way.

Families also had several variety shows to choose from for their viewing pleasure. Classic variety shows such as The Donny and Marie Show and The Sonny and Cher Show had music, comedy sketches and popular guest stars each week.

The Carol Burnett Show brought together some of the 1970′s funniest comedians each week and The Muppet Show combined the genius of Jim Henson’s fantastic creations with musical and comedy guest stars sharing the stage with Kermit, Miss Piggy and Animal.

There were plenty of one hour family dramas, too. Eight is Enough, Little House on the Prairie, and The Waltons were just a few of the classic television dramas that brought families together in front of the television each week.

There was also room for crime fighting and action heroes in the classic 1970s TV shows. The world learned what bionics was in The Six Million Dollar Man and its spin off The Bionic Woman. Each week families would tune in to see how Lee Majors and Jamie Sommers would use their bionic eyes and ears.

CHiPs gave us a glimpse into the life of California Highway Patrol officers. Starsky and Hutch chased bad buys in their hot rod and BJ and the Bear tracked down bad guys in an 18 wheeler.

Two other classic television shows from that era that can’t be defined by any of these other genres were The Love Boat and Fantasy Island. These shows were the place for the stars of yesteryear and the stars of the current era to make guest appearances, several at a time.

For years, families stayed home on Saturday nights just to see who would get off the plane onto the island or turn up Julie the Cruise Director’s guest list.
In today’s modern times, there are hundreds of channels on each of the four or more TV sets in most homes.

Yet, there seems to never be anything to watch, especially something that the whole family can enjoy together. Many of these classic TV shows from the 1970′s are now on DVD and can be bought or rented either online or at a store. Why not consider getting a classic TV DVD for your family this Friday night instead of the usually family movie?

Classic 1970s TV: The shows that made the family tune in

Cast and crew talk about their wild and crazy past experince while filming the hit tv show welcome back kotter.
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Kurt Adler LU7901 Santa Lucy Printed Applique Stocking, 19-Inch

Kurt Adler LU7901 Santa Lucy Printed Applique Stocking, 19-Inch

  • 19-Inch stocking
  • Acrylic/Polyester
  • I Love Lucy

This festive 19-inch “I Love Lucy” stocking features Lucy and Ricky dressed as Santa Claus.

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The Santa Brand: How Does Santa Stack Up Against The Pillsbury Dough Boy?

The Santa Brand: How Does Santa Stack Up Against The Pillsbury Dough Boy?

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Getting Noticed in a Noisy Marketplace

My daughter, the one I affectionately call Daughter Number 2, recently challenged herself to participate in a high school Debate Tournament, following in her mother’s footsteps. The topic? Be It Resolved that Santa Claus is a Dangerous Concept Which Should be Abolished. So, 6 AM, the morning of the debate, I’m surfing the net for stories of bank robberies and kidnappings by men in Santa suits. It didn’t take long before I got sidetracked onto something even better― a bunch of articles on The Santa Brand. (Let the kid do her own research!)

Gotta admit, it never occurred to me before, but Mr. Claus fits most of the criteria I set out in my upcoming book “Step Into The Spotlight! -’Cause ALL Business is Show Business!” (Publication Date: April 2008), criteria for developing a dynamic business persona using showbiz techniques.

In show business, actors, directors and playwrights spend a lot of time on character development. In business, we call this building a brand. A business persona, just like a character in a play, needs a unique look (white beard, rosy cheeks, an enlarged perimeter), a unique costume (Red Suit, much better for branding than Banker Blue), a unique name (Santa Claus), a clearly defined personality (Jollier than the Jolly Green Giant), a strong philosophy (You gotta be nice, not naughty) and the guy’s gotta know his lines and stick to the script (“Ho, Ho, Ho!”).

Santa does all that. And the guy’s consistent. You never see him in a blue Hawaiian shirt, even if he’s hanging out at the Honolulu Hilton in December. Try leaving your scarf or gloves or umbrella at a Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast. Would everyone immediately know to whom it belonged? They would if you forgot your red velvet hat with a dangling white pom-pom!

The Pillsbury Dough Boy, The Maytag Repairman and The Man from Glad also each have a consistent look and OK, the Dough Boy is irresistible. But none of these characters have the emotional connection with their audience that Santa has. And it doesn’t matter how many times you’ve seen Santa’s show, you’ll be sitting in the front row again next December. The Maytag and Glad guys stand for dependability, but Santa’s not only dependable, he stands for hope as well, ask any kid on December 24.

Speaking of kids, why is it that we let our kids sit on the laps of strange men in department stores? Why is it that year after year, chubby red suited guys get away with “naughty” deeds like robbing banks and kidnapping kids? Why? Because Santa is such a strong brand that not only kids, but adults, lower their guard and trust the guy. We even leave the guy milk and cookies by the fireplace and encourage him to break into the house when we’re all asleep. Even the Grinch Who Stole Christmas eventually succumbed to his charm as did the journalist who wrote “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”. What does he stand for? Goodness and kindness and “pull out your wallet”.

Santa even knows how to work publicity. Many would disagree, but my philosophy has always been that it’s hard to burst onto the scene if you’ve been hanging around on stage all along! Santa doesn’t try to get ink 365 days a year. He lets Cupid have Valentine’s Day, lets the chicks and bunnies arm wrestle over Easter, leaves Thanksgiving to the turkeys and only then, bursts onto the scene after the stuffing’s been stuffed away.

But we’re talking business. You’re probably thinking, “Yeah Tsufit, but can the guy make money?” Yah Man! Actors are always asking their director “What’s my motivation?” and the classic joke answer is “To get paid”. Santa knows how to bring in the bucks as well as the next guy, better even. But there’s one question nobody seems to be asking. Who’s he making money for?

The major downside of the Santa Brand is that, unlike the Pillsbury Dough Boy or the Man from Glad or the Maytag Repairman, Santa will work for anyone. (You’d never catch the Maytag guy hawking computers on the side.)

I recently snuck out of a marketing seminar to visit the Coca Cola Museum in Atlanta and learned that although the Claus-ster’s been around for ages, Coke gave the guy his current look, Coca Cola Red suit and all, way back in the 1930′s and put him to work selling The Real Thing. But like Kleenex became just another tissue and Zipper became just another fastener, Generic Red Suit Santa started raking it in for anyone who wanted a piece of the action.

It’s nice that he lends his name to charity and stands on street corners pulling in bowls of dollars for the Salvation Army and unwrapped new toys for unfortunate kids. But that’s where I’d draw the line if he were my brand. In Showbiz, unique characters are the show’s best currency. If the character of Ugly Betty started showing up on Grey’s Anatomy and The Gilmore Girls and Desperate Housewives, it wouldn’t be long before she’d lose her draw.

The lesson here? Develop a clear living breathing persona for your business, but make sure it’s your brand, one that has a unique look, philosophy and connection with the crowd so people will pull out their wallets for you too. Before you know it, you’ll be rolling in more dough than the Doughboy!

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TSUFIT is a coach specializing in helping entrepreneurs & keynote speakers & authors captivate their audiences. To receive all the articles in this series, enter your name at http://www.secretsfromthespotlight.com More info on TSUFIT at www.followthatdream.ca © TSUFIT 2007

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Let’s Make A Deal: Monty Hall Deals With Santa

In time for Christmas, Monty Plays “Deal” with Santa and his Wife. Will Santa get zonked? Watch and find out

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Barbie I Love Lucy TV Show Pink Label Collector Series 12 Inch Doll – The Christmas Show Starring Desi Arnaz as Ricky Ricardo in Santa Claus Costume

Barbie I Love Lucy TV Show Pink Label Collector Series 12 Inch Doll – The Christmas Show Starring Desi Arnaz as Ricky Ricardo in Santa Claus Costume

  • Barbie Pink Collector Collection Series from TV Show I Love Lucy
  • Doll measured approximately 12 inch tall
  • For age 6 and up

The Barbie Collector I Love Lucy series continues with its 15th edition, and its first-ever solo Ricky Ricardo doll. Ricky is dressed as Santa Claus from “The Christmas Show,” also known as “Jingle Bells” or “The Lost Episode,” which originally aired

Price: $ 49.99

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