December 8, 2021

Season's greetings, from 1966

Fr was watching some old Christmas variety specials this week, which put me in mind to look back at this piece from a couple of years ago. It's a look back at CBS's famous Christmas interstitials, pen-and-ink drawings designed by R.O. Blechman and animated by Willis Pyle, with musical accompaniment arranged by Arnie Black. They were first used in 1966.

This is the best-remembered and most-loved:

However, this one is no slouch:

This copy is kind of fuzzy, but you get the idea:

There were four altogether; I haven't been able to locate the fourth, which features reindeer and poinsettias. Fortunately, CBS has updated their iconic bumpers:

No matter how you say it, the important thing is that you say it, and say it often. We need it now, more than ever. TV  

1 comment:

Thanks for writing! Drive safely!