The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 13 Episode 12

December 25, 1960: Odetta, Roberta Peters, Alfred Drake, Robert Shaw Chorale

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 25, 1960 on CBS
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December 25, 1960: Odetta, Roberta Peters, Alfred Drake, Robert Shaw Chorale
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Music:
--Roberta Peters & Alfred Drake - "Winter Wonderland" duet.
--Roberta Peters (opera singer dressed in traditional Swiss costume) - "Swiss Echo Song."
--Alfred Drake (musical comedy star) - "I Wonder As I Wander."
--Odetta sings "Shout For Joy" & "Poor Little Jesus."
--The Sound of Music girls (Broadway cast?) sing "Little Snowman."
--Robert Shaw Chorale (caroling through Rockefeller Center) - "Joy To The World," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" & "The First Noel."
--Robert Shaw Chorale (at end of show) - medley of European Christmas songs.
Also appearing:
--The Baird Puppets - Sketch where an elf puppet kidnaps Ed. Ed becomes a puppet introducing acts for Baird.
--Gali Gali (magician) - does tricks, assisted by Desi Arnaz (Jr.?) and Steven Marx (Groucho's grandson).
--Margi Lee (ice skater at Wollman Memorial Skating Rink in New York's Central Park) - skates to "The Nutcracker."
Also:
--Ed Sullivan reads a poem about Jesus titled "The Stranger," while the Robert Shaw Chorale hums "Silent Night."
--Night scenes of NYC: RCA skyscraper lit at night & 65 Foot Christmas tree at Rockefeller Plaza.

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