Excerpt from an Unidentified Christmas Episode of The Perry Como Show

From the Television Obscurities YouTube channel, here’s a brief excerpt from an unidentified Christmas episode of The Perry Como Show. It features Como singing “Silk Stockings” and “Home for the Holidays.”

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8 Replies to “Excerpt from an Unidentified Christmas Episode of The Perry Como Show”

  1. Perry mentioned being with you for 15 minutes, and seeing you again on Wednesday, so this was broadcast between October 1950 – June 1955, when the Perry Como Show was on CBS Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (CBS News was from 7:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. ) Though little remembered today, during the 1940s and 50s Perry Como was one of the country’s most popular singers, and remained popular until his death in 2001. His last TV Christmas show was in 1994.

    He started out as a barber, and it was said that he kept a barber chair in his home for many years, in case his singing career ended, and he needed to return to his former occupation.

    1. You’re right on the money. Being a Christmas show it had to have aired in 1954. Home for the Holidays was recorded November 16, 1954 on RCA. Silk Stockings, written by Cole Porter for the musical version of Ninotcha, was the flip side of the 45 rpm release. Perry did not sing it for the film version which was released in July 1957

  2. This is very easy to date. It’s from December, 1954 because that’s a new 1955 Thunderbird behind Perry. It’s also around the time when Home for the Holidays was first released. The song was recorded by Perry in November, 1954.

  3. So you recall a tv show/movie where a kid cuts up his leg and it gets amputated. He gets a prosthetic and competes in Indiana leg wrestling?

    I watched this in fourth grade class which would date it around 82.

  4. This has nothing to do with this post and there is a separate section devoted to finding lost shows. I hope the webmaster tells you where it is!

  5. I was with several other little kids circled around Mr. Como singing Christmas songs . About 1957 or 1958. I’m not having any luck finding anything. Any thoughts ?

    1. We’re you one of the children he read The Christmas Story too. Kids were children of people working on set

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