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Bob Hope - Hope for the Holidays (1993)

Bob Hope , Dolores Hope , Sid Smith    NR   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Remember when TV holiday specials were an event the entire family would watch together? For the first-time-ever on DVD, this delightful look back at Bob Hope’s Christmas specials allow viewers to relive the classic comedic and musical moments Hope shared with his wife Dolores and a host of celebrity friends. Fully authorized by Hope Enterprises, "Hope for the Holidays" celebrates the universal themes of family, fun and holiday spirit.

Originally broadcast on NBC from the 1950s through the 1990s, Hope’s Christmas special was an annual tradition for families across America for over 40 years. This landmark collection contains classic musical duets and comedy sketches Hope performed with special celebrity guests including Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby, Red Skelton, Joey Lawrence, The Judds, Jack Benny, Dolly Parton, John Wayne and many others. Additionally, the DVD features rare holiday bloopers from Hope’s personal collection as well as a bonus "Silver Bells" collection, featuring full performance duets with Gale Storm, the beautiful Shirley Jones, a young Marie Osmond, Olivia Newton-John in the 70's and country superstar, Reba McEntire.


 

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4.0 out of 5 stars A Holiday Tradition!, October 20, 2004
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I'm a big traditionalist, especially when it comes to the holiday season. For years it was always a great tradition to watch the Bob Hope Christmas special. Each year he'd introduce the All-American football team filled with corny jokes, and sing his usual Christmas standard, "Silver Bells".

Hope for the Holidays is A walk down yuletide memory lane with this delightful look back at Bob Hope's NBC Christmas specials from yesteryear. Along with tree trimming, sleigh riding and egg nogging, the Bob Hope Christmas Special was an annual holiday tradition for families across America for 40 years. In this landmark collection, Bob and Dolores Hope welcome family and friends into their home for a nostalgic look at some of the funniest moments from past holiday specials and USO tours.

Authorized by Hope Enterprises, this DVD contains rare holiday bloopers from the Hopes' personal collection. The feature includes appearances by John Wayne, Red Skelton, Jack Benny, Lucille Ball, Phil Silvers, Dyan Cannon, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Dixie Carter, Olivia Newton-John, Shirley Jones, Lee Marvin, Redd Foxx, Phyllis Diller, Marie Osmond, Bing Crosby, and many more. There's 100 minutes of holiday cheer on this release!

We don't have Bob around anymore but he can live on in this collection.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars A ghost from Christmas Past., January 3, 2008
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Now that I am in my 30's, I see everything I once knew and loved being replaced with another generation of performers --- most of whom I don't like or are at best mediocre. So few of today's stars can inspire the same admiration I felt when I was a kid. Even as a young boy I knew there was something significant about Bob Hope. I grew up watching his Christmas specials, but so did my father and grandfather (via the USO shows). Bob was just as much a fixture of the holiday as tinsel on a tree. But after he passed, that all seemed to stop.

Fortunately, with this DVD I can now keep a part of that tradition alive. Alongside the annual must-sees like "It's a Wonderful Life" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" I have these wonderful moments of Bob Hope at his holiday best. It has clips and sketches from shows I remember, but also from shows before my time, all of which were laugh-out-loud funny. The extras include bloopers, which should not be missed because it gives a peak at what he was like behind the scenes -- which is as charming and funny as you thought he would be.

If you like Bob Hope and miss seeing his Christmas specials, this DVD will give you a dose of the old - but timeless - holiday spirit that you can share with the next generation. My only complaint is it's not long enough. But I wouldn't be satisfied until there was a DVD box set of each individual Christmas special shown in its entirety. Until that happens, I am very happy to have this to watch again and again.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars A Christmas Time Capsule, October 30, 2004
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I grew up watching Bob Hope Christmas specials, so this was a great way to step back in time. It is classic Bob, and the guest list is incredible - Bing, Lucy, John Wayne, Jack Benny, and many others. Wonderful family entertainment for the holidays!
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