This Week on It Was a Thing on TV we present a trilogy of Christmas/New Year’s Specials for you to enjoy.
First, we look at a Christmas tale about leprechauns? The Leprechauns’ Christmas Gold aired in 1981 and really has nothing to do with the holidays minus a scant few mentions of Christmas. However, some big names lent their voices to this special.
Next, we watch an interpretation of a holiday classic, as show favorite Paul Lynde portrays the patriarch of a family in a star-studded 1977 adaptation of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Finally, we bring 2021’s recaps to a close with yet another Rankin-Bass holiday special, Rudolph’s Shiny New Year. We also sing a bad rendition of a popular theme song, talk about both the 1976 and 1985 Detroit Pistons, and hypothesize that New Year’s Eve failed to exist after 1976 about how we’d be celebrating the 46th year of 50 Grand Slam.
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0:30 – The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold
47:49 – Classic Commercial Break
51:54 – ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (1977)
1:59:21 – The Jenny Position Commercial
2:00:26 – Rudolph’s Shiny New Year