Mondo Diablo Episode 289: Lassie’s Christmas

When I was hunting for something to chop up for you, I realized I hadn’t really, truly included a depressing Christmas Special for you yet, so here it is. Every year that “Lassie” was on, there was a depressing Christmas special episode. Some more depressing than others. I assure you, however, that Lassie’s getting injured is not part of this particular episode. This one involved rather the true spirit of Christmas, which I liked. I could have done without the spiritual message, but what do you expect from a 1960 episode? Anyway, it included some good, old-fashioned mixing with the classes–among the children, the way Christmas season was intended. The adults only mixed in charitable and employee/employer, ruler/rulee ways, which is also to be expected. Now that I think of it, in oldy tymes, children were not seen as the higher classes, and really not seen as children at all, but they were lumped in with the servant class (Am I getting to be quite the commie, though?) So this is definitely a good, old-fashioned Christmas story that’s as depressing and as relieving of middle-class guilt as any Christmas story there was, hein?

Playlist

Lassie 1960 1
Alleee 1
Milton Delugg * Hooray for Santa Claus
DJ Olive * I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Lassie 1960 2
Lawrence Welk’s Little Band * Outer Space Santa Claus
Barry Gordon * Zoomah the Santa Claus from Mars
Lassie 1960 3
Blue Barron and his Orchestra * Red Cheeks and White Whiskers
Lord Weathersby * Santa Claus is Freaking me Out
Lassie 1960 4
Max Headroom * Merry Christmas Santa Claus*****
Tomtarnas Julnatt
Lassie 1960 5
Putney Dandridge and his Swing Band * Santa Claus Came in the Spring
Days ’til Christmas
Karl Brown * Sarah Palin Shot Santa’s Reindeer
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians * Ho Ho Ho
Ernest Hare * Santa Claus Proves There IS a Santa (1925)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer * We are Santa’s Elves
Lassie 1960 6
Merrie Melodies * In the Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives
Vernon Dalhart * Hooray for Saint Nick
Lassie 1960 7
Ace Cannon * Here Comes Santa Claus
The Partridge Family * Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
Lassie 1960 8
Divide and Create * Blitzkrieg Santa
The FSO * Santa’s in a Hula
Lassie 1960 9
Alleee2

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