Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The Classic, Animated, Musical CBS Christmas Message, Designed by R.O. Blechman, and Shown for Years (1966)

[Of related interest, at WEJB/NSU:

“Merry Christmas 2017! Come on over, and Help Me Fight Off the Grinch, While Listening to the Eighth Annual WEJB/NSU Christmas Concert!”]

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

[Originally posted at WEJB/NSU on Christmas Day, 2014]

I am overjoyed that InklingStudio has posted this Christmas message to youtube. When I was a boy, CBS aired this message every year. It must have run for at least ten years. Maybe they’ll bring it out of storage, and run it again. One can always hope. But until then, we’ve got youtube!

Uploaded on Dec 24, 2006 by InklingStudio.

Can you believe that there once was a time when network television aired classy holiday interstitials like this?

Designed by R.O. Blechman and animated by Willis Pyle. Beautiful, hand-drawn pen & ink drawings. Music arranged by Arnie Black.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On Johnny Carson reruns tonight,a joke worth repeating:
Talking about Ronald Reagan,at the time the show was on (1983),"President Reagan was told that he only needs a hearing aid in one ear--since he never listens to anyone on the left anyways."
A great joke...not vicious,but funny nonetheless.
--GR Anonymous