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Rankin/Bass Thread

Postby Jack Frost » Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:32 am

Would it even feel like Christams with the Rankin/Bass specials? Rudoplh, Frosty, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, etc.

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Postby mamawof2 » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:05 am

The whole family gathers to watch Rudolph together. Complete with popcorn and hot chocolate. A tradition that has carried on for years around here.

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Postby Nostalgiascape » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:24 pm

Rankin Bass is practically a family member around the Holidays. Littl;e Drummer Boy anyone?

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Postby Nostalgiascape » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:24 pm

Rankin Bass is practically a family member around the Holidays. Littl;e Drummer Boy anyone?

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Postby Christmas Knight » Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:25 pm

I grew up with these as well. I'm hoping my kids will enjoy them as much as I do.

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Postby Silver Belle » Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:25 am

I agree Jack, without these beloved specials, Christmas would almost be a complete bust. They do so much to enrich the holiday's enchantment in our household every year!
'In the air there's a feeling of Christmas...'

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Postby Ol' Black Pete » Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:36 pm

One of my silly joys at Christmas is seeing what joy these specials bring to everyone and knowing that I saw most of them, including Rudolph, the very first time they aired.



When Rudolph aired for that first time, I was three and I remember it VERY vividly. I even remember the commercials where Santa was sliding around the snow on that Norelco electric razor.

I cried at three points: When the mud got nocked off of Rudolph's nose while playin around; When Rudolph left his friends sleeping and went back on the ice raft; And when Cornelius and the Snow Monster fell over the cliff.

I cried at those points everytime til I was about 9.

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Postby Jack Frost » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:38 am

I just found Nestor the Long Eared Donkey for my wife, and no that's not smutty double entendre for something else. It is a bonus feature with The Year Without a Santa Claus (along with Rudolph's Shiny New Year). She refuses to watch it until next month. :) :roll:

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Postby Ol' Black Pete » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:27 pm

Jack... you should have your wife post in the Nestor thread!

That is a wonderful program and I'd love to hear EVERYones thoughts on it!!!

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Re: Rankin/Bass Thread

Postby ChristmasFanatic » Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:52 pm

When I was young, we lived far enough out in the sticks that cable wasn't even available, so we got one channel in the Summer months and maybe two or three in the Winter months. Thank goodness, CBS was the one channel we got in all year and back in the day, CBS carried most of the great Christmas classics. Remember back in the day when we didn't have VHS or DVD and you got one shot to see these? :mrgreen: I agree, wouldn't be Christmas without these!
Ahhh....I love this Christmasy time of year!

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Re: Rankin/Bass Thread

Postby Chris » Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:40 am

I agree! Christmas needs those. And they were almost always "Sponsored by, York Peppermint Patties." (At least where I grew up). :-)

ChristmasFanatic wrote:When I was young, we lived far enough out in the sticks that cable wasn't even available, so we got one channel in the Summer months and maybe two or three in the Winter months. Thank goodness, CBS was the one channel we got in all year and back in the day, CBS carried most of the great Christmas classics. Remember back in the day when we didn't have VHS or DVD and you got one shot to see these? :mrgreen: I agree, wouldn't be Christmas without these!

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Re: Rankin/Bass Thread

Postby ChristmasFanatic » Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:11 pm

Chris wrote:I agree! Christmas needs those. And they were almost always "Sponsored by, York Peppermint Patties." (At least where I grew up). :-)


Dolly Madison was also a sponsor! :mrgreen:
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Re: Rankin/Bass Thread

Postby Chris » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:47 am

Really? I didn't remember that. I just remember the York parts!

I know they sponsored the Charlie Brown specials, but didn't recall this!

ChristmasFanatic wrote:
Chris wrote:I agree! Christmas needs those. And they were almost always "Sponsored by, York Peppermint Patties." (At least where I grew up). :-)


Dolly Madison was also a sponsor! :mrgreen:

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Re: Rankin/Bass Thread

Postby ChristmasFanatic » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:54 pm

Oops.....probably showing my age, there! :mrgreen:
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Re: Rankin/Bass Thread

Postby Chris » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:41 am

lol. ;-)

They really bring back memories of my parents...so every year it is fun to watch them.

ChristmasFanatic wrote:Oops.....probably showing my age, there! :mrgreen:


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