It’s a Midwest Christmas with Charlie Berens – IOTW Report

It’s a Midwest Christmas with Charlie Berens

Do they even produce Christmas specials anymore where a celebrity trots out the family members in colorful Christmas sweaters inside a hot Los Angelese studio to sing about snow and mistletoe and ho, ho, ho?

There was Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Perry Como, Dean Martin, and Bob Hope. Remember when David Bowie sang a duet with Bing? Or how about the King family where in 1967 Alice King was overcome, when her son, in uniform surprises her during a rendition of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”?

This video from Charlie Berens has none of those amazing moments, but there is a nice parody of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Watch

4 Comments on It’s a Midwest Christmas with Charlie Berens

  1. Don’t forget Burl Ives! Those were the days of wholesome entertainment. We lived for the day when the Xmas Specials came on. Those days are gone, we enjoyed them while they lasted. The “now” generation will never experience what we did, and I don’t care to experience what they have today as their “Xmas.” I get through the day. To be honest, I haven’t felt Merry Xmas in a very long time.

  2. Aren’t single parent households the norm in this country now? No network is going to make a traditional family special when so many people have formed nontraditional families for themselves. Too depressing to put an intact nuclear family in front of a nation that’s been encouraged, hell incentivized to blowup their own personal lives.

    Note that the nets aren’t trying to feed the populace “woke” family Christmas either or a trans fam Christmas jam. They all seem content to let Hallmark dominate the genre of the pretend perfect couples and families.

  3. Dr. Tar, I never thought of it that way, but what you said makes sense. Silly me to think anything wholesome could be on TV nowadays. I guess that’s why I don’t own one.

    Please don’t think that comment was directed at you in particular. I was just ruminating about why quality television of normal people doing normal things isn’t around anymore and came up with the most morbid of reasons why. Maybe I’m wrong and we’re just on the precipice of a new Golden Age of quality TV or something. – Dr. Tar


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