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December 18, 1915, City Times, Galveston, Texas
ENTERTAINING ON CHRISTMAS

The Christmas season brings to mind the many Christmas days gone by, with their four great features—turkey, cranberry sauce, plum pudding and mince pie.

It was a good old English custom, not to be rejected by the American colonists, although modificatlons were necessary to suit the religion and conditions of living in the colonies, the. Chrlst-splrlt being substituted for the pagan Yuletlde, the famous “boar’s, head” was omitted, and the Christmas pie became known as-mince pie. However, many old observances were kept, including the mistletoe and holly, and Christmas was a day for family gatherings, with a feast prepared by the” women of the house.

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This 22 minute cartoon originally aired on CBS in 1974, and aired there for years before migrating to ABC Family.

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A Max and Dave Fleischer cartoon, in which “Grampy” (a Betty Boop character) saves Christmas for a group of orphans.

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This 18-minute video employs portions from The Beatles fan club recordings, set to video.  Edited and produced by Matthew Hawes of  “The Happy Show!”

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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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