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Brought to us by “Maid Marian,” [Maid Marian disabled embedding – who knows why – now brought to us by “Christmas Classic”] this is a 102 year old classic from Edwin S. Porter, the man who gave us The Great Train Robbery (1903).

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A thought-provoking bit of retro Americana. I was there, and all of 8 years old.

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Thurl Ravenscroft“Who is this Ravenscroft,” you may ask, “and what do he and Tony the Tiger have to do with Christmas?” Well, quite simply, Thurl Ravenscroft (1914-2005) was the voice of Tony the Tiger, and he also sang “The Grinch Song” in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (among numerous other achievments).

“Thurl Ravenscroft” is a great name, and he had a truly great, basso-profundo voice to go with it. Let’s listen–

Rest in peace, Thurl Ravenscroft. Your voice will be delighting children and adults, alike, for years to come.

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  • When: Now through Dec. 30. Hours: Thursday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 PM
  • What: Your purchases at this holiday bazaar, featuring handmade items donated to the Museum, help raise funds to offset Museum operating expenses. Any items you may wish to donate for the bazaar are welcome through the month of December.
  • Admission: $5.00 per person; members free.

For more information: (360) 466-4288

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I remember seeing this when it first aired, 30 years ago (my God, has it been that long?) and not knowing quite what to think about it. I still don’t, but it’s a fun bit of Christmas musical history.

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