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5090.2 #13 DL Qual #6 12-25-12 4:51PM
Merry Christmas! This day in Disney history, Dec 25th, 1950. Walt Disney's 1st television special, "One Hour in Wonderland" airs on NBC @ 4 P.M. Sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company & hosted by Walt himself. it is watched by about 20 million people (although only 10.5 million TV sets exist in the U.S.). Guests include Edgar Bergen & his dummies Charlie McCarthy & Mortimer Snerd, Walt's daughters Diane & Sharon, Kathryn Beaumont (the voice of Alice in Wonderland) and Bobby Driscoll (the voice of Peter Pan). The Firehouse Five Plus Two - a Dixieland ensemble made up of Disney employees - also perform. Edgar Bergen takes Charlie McCarthy & Mortimer Snerd to a Christmas party thrown by Walt Disney. Clips of movies & animated shorts, including Disney's not yet released Alice in Wonderland, are shown via a magic mirror. To watch a few short clips of the special: http://is.gd/VeZLri http://is.gd/i85QaR

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Merry Christmas! Thanks for a lovely Christmas history post!🎄😘 - RCmom  4633.0 #15 12-25-12 4:54PM Like(1)  Reply
Merry Christmas to you my sweet friend! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5090.2 #13 12-25-12 5:28PM
What a great piece of Disney history! These really take you back to the good ol days of early television. Thank you again for another trip in the time machine. Merry Christmas to YOU! Until the meetup! See ya, SMK! - IMissDisney  1134.5 #105 12-25-12 7:01PM Like(1)  Reply
Thanks MyPark! See ya Sunday! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5090.2 #13 12-25-12 8:27PM
Merry Christmas! Love the pictures!!! - waltfan  227.6 #1465 12-25-12 4:52PM Like  Reply
And to you! I'm glad! :) - Duchess_SMK  5090.2 #13 12-25-12 6:29PM
So would that put Coca-Cola as the longest running sponsor of Disney? I know they've been at the park since opening? - NotSoDapperDan  321.5 #664 12-25-12 5:51PM Like  Reply
I'm not positive, but I think you may be right! Where is BMCM or Dave when you need them? 😂 - Duchess_SMK  5090.2 #13 12-25-12 6:31PM
Did you check 1901? - NotSoDapperDan  321.5 #664 12-25-12 7:27PM
^^::giggles:: - Duchess_SMK  5090.2 #13 12-25-12 8:25PM
Thank you Duchess! Merry Christmas! - GrumpyPirateDad  1567.6 #70 12-25-12 6:05PM Like  Reply
Merry Christmas! - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #172 12-25-12 6:36PM Like  Reply
Merry Christmas! - E-Ticket  959.4 #134 12-25-12 6:37PM Like  Reply
***Merry*Christmas*** I hope you got what you wanted! - MadameLeota  1438.8 #78 12-25-12 6:42PM Like  Reply
You too doll! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5090.2 #13 12-25-12 9:19PM
Thanks for sharing!! - TangledsMom  5.1 #14529 12-25-12 6:53PM Like  Reply
Merry Christmas Duchess. I hope you will be in the parks later on this week. - LaPearleNoir  1107.9 #112 12-25-12 6:57PM Like  Reply
Sunday for sure! 😘 Will you be there? - Duchess_SMK  5090.2 #13 12-25-12 8:24PM
Eve of the eve! Yes, we will be there. Looks like we are headed down on Thursday when I get off work. - LaPearleNoir  1107.9 #112 12-25-12 9:56PM
Merry Christmas Duchess! - donnievegas  1131.5 #106 12-25-12 7:20PM Like  Reply
Thanks Donnie! When are you and the wifey coming back? Or are you here?! - Duchess_SMK  5090.2 #13 12-25-12 8:54PM
Haha no not there right now but wish we were, hopefully next month = ) - donnievegas  1131.5 #106 12-26-12 8:31AM
Merry Christmas! I always look forward to your "Today in Disney" posts!!! - Boundin  459.4 #372 12-25-12 7:36PM Like  Reply
How sweet are you?! Thanks! Hope you had a nice day today! - Duchess_SMK  5090.2 #13 12-25-12 8:55PM
Merry Xmas. Love your daily history updates. - RapunzelledColey  38.6 #4588 12-25-12 7:49PM Like  Reply
That made me smile Thanks for telling me! Merry Christmas! - Duchess_SMK  5090.2 #13 12-25-12 9:19PM
Merry Xmas. Duchess.. - BeagleBoy12  167.3 #2250 12-25-12 8:14PM Like  Reply
These were fun to watch, thank you!! Awesome Christmas history post! Hope you and your beautiful family had a most wonderful day!! 🎄 - MinnieMousewife  714.6 #195 12-25-12 8:17PM Like  Reply
We did! Thank you so much sweet lady! Hope you and your family did as well! - Duchess_SMK  5090.2 #13 12-25-12 9:20PM
Thanks SMK, what a fun little tidbit to enjoy today! Merry Christmas! - TinkPen  431.4 #415 12-25-12 8:24PM Like  Reply
Thanks for the great info as usual. Merry Christmas to you and your family. - LilSterner  4140.9 #19 12-25-12 8:42PM Like  Reply
Merry Christmas - Mouse4life  1150.1 #102 12-25-12 9:24PM Like  Reply
Merry Christmas! Thanks for the history posts! :) - MissAmericaSings  341.5 #577 12-25-12 11:19PM Like  Reply
Merry Christmas and Thanks!!! - TinkerSchelle  1036.2 #125 12-26-12 1:40AM Like  Reply
merry christmas! hope you and your beautiful family had an awesome christmas! - OhanaPhoto  2912.4 #29 12-26-12 1:52AM Like  Reply