Since people are posting their favorite Christmas vids, I'll post mine.
In Chicago, there was a kid's show called Garfield Goose. It was hosted by a guy named Frazier Thomas. His puppet friends in the picture are Garfield Goose and Romberg Rabbit.
This show caused me to grow up in confusion. Frazier Thomas would have conversations with Garfield and Romberg. Garfield's sole dialogue was a furious clapping of his beak. I figured that he was talking in some kind of morse code that Thomas could understand. Romberg, on the other hand, would move his little puppet face but wouldn't talk! For the life of me, I could not understand how Thomas was understanding a word that Romberg said.
In any event, during the holiday season, they would play a couple of holiday-themed videos. One was "Susie Snowflake," which I hated like eating rutabaga. "Hardrock, Coco and Joe," on the other hand, were the bomb.
By the way, those Chicago folks (or transplanted Chicago folks like Chris) might be interested in this book:
It's title is pretty self-explanatory-- it's about children's tv shows in Chicago in the sixties-- Ray Rayner, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, etc. This book, which I got as a gift a few years ago, was the source of some relief for me. It confirmed to me that the actually was a bizarre kid's show called "Kiddie-a-go-go" which featured Chicago kids dancing to the hits of local groups, and 10-year-old girls in mini-skirts. I had thought it might have been a figment of my imagination. The book is published by Lake Claremont Press. They've got a ton of cool books on Chicago history. If anybody needs a copy of this as a last-minute holiday gift, they do sell their books at their office, which I think recently moved to 4848 N. Clark St. in Chicago.