Thursday, December 20, 2018

What's More Christmassy Than...

Radio City Music Hall at Christmas time?

One of my favorite places on Earth is New York City at Christmas time, especially the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular.  Mrs. Bingle and I have been fortunate enough to see the show twice in NYC, and also once here in KC with the touring company.  It's wonderful, beautiful, and amazing.  It's hard to believe that Radio City Music Hall was in a struggle to survive and nearly closed up shop in the late 1970's.  Now, it's a special Christmas treat to see the Rockettes, the live Nativity, and all the rest.

Tonight's share is "Merry Christmas New York from the Radio City Music Hall", a 1972 release featuring highlights from the Christmas program.  The album opens with the Nativity, a medley of spiritual carols.  Segments from "The Nutcracker" and more carol medleys grace the album.  "Jingle Bells/Rhythms of the ROCKETTES" is a side 2 track, featuring the tap dancing feet of the world famous dance troupe.  What a wonderful album full of Christmas nostalgia!

Included in the zip file are the images from the fold-out section of the album cover, with pictures from the program, and liner notes by Jack Mitchell.

One of my favorites this year!

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  1. Yay! I only saw it once. I think it was 1993. Christmas Day, and my sister was in it (a dancer, but not a Rockette).

  2. This looks great. Thanks, Der Bingle!