The Johnny Cash Christmas Show from 1977

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Johnny Cash did a series of Christmas TV specials and a string of Christmas records (my favorite being the The Classic Christmas Album featuring "Blue Christmas"). In this 1977 TV performance, Cash is in great form. He brings special guests Roy Clark, June Carter Cash, The Carter Family, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison ("Pretty Woman" starts around 23:50), Carl Perkins, and the Statler Brothers. Tune in for Christmas as we celebrated it 36 years ago -- with gigantic shirt collars, wavy hair, and bow ties. So many bow ties.

If Johnny Cash isn't your Christmas groove, perhaps Pee-Wee Herman's 1988 Christmas special is a good alternative. If you're not in a Christmas mood, check out David Copperfield's 1978 magic show.

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