Christmas Gangs and Santa's Village

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, December 22, 2009 12:05pm | Post a Comment
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This Lawrence Welk record inspired me to dig up a little classic LW for your viewing pleasure. It's listed as a "gang" number, a term not usually associated with these kinds of groups. I have a Bing Crosby LP that is a collection of gang songs as well. Below we have Mitch Miller, who was perhaps the most popular of said gang leaders.

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The Holiday In Song LP features a great shot of Santa's Village. I have very fuzzy rememberances of visiting the village when I was very small. Check out this excellent website detailing the whole Santa's Village experience. I've included a few minutes of the K. Gordon Murray holiday classic Santa's Enchanted Village, which was filmed on location at the Riverside SV.

Lawrence Welk and the Gang

Santa's Enchanted Village

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