"Family Christmas"
Host: Several
In the 40 year holiday tradition of "The Lawrence Welk Show," the Musical Family gathers at the Champagne Theatre in Branson for a Christmas reunion concert. Hosted by Champagne Lady Norma Zimmer, this program features more than 30 favorite Christmas carols and musical numbers. Starring Jo Ann Castle, The Lennon Sisters, Jack Imel, Mary Lou Metzger, Ken Delo, Tom Netherton, Bobby Burgess, Elaine Balden, Guy Hovis, Anacani and Joe Feeney.

A LAWRENCE WELK FAMILY CHRISTMAS  (PBS special filmed in Branson)  December 1995

1 - Happy Holidays

Mary Lou, Jack, Norma, Ken, Anacani, Joe, Jo Ann, Tom, the Lennon Sisters, Guy, Elaine, Bobby

2 - The Carol of the Bells

Mary Lou, Jack, Norma, Ken, Anacani, Joe, Jo Ann, Tom, the Lennon Sisters, Guy, Elaine, Bobby

3 - Itís the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Tom Netherton

4 - Iíll Be Home for Christmas

Tom Netherton

5 - Medley: The Christmas Song/ Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

The 4 Lennon Sisters

6 - Winter Wonderland

sung and danced by Mary Lou Metzger & Jack Imel

7 - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Jo Ann Castle and chorus boys

8 - The Skatersí Waltz - Boogie Style

Jo Ann Castle at the honky tonk piano

9 - Waltz

danced by Bobby Burgess & Elaine Balden, also Bobbyís daughter Becky

10 - The Star Carol

The 4 Lennon Sisters with daughters Dee Dee, Betsy, Jennie, Kristin and the string section

11 - Tis Love Thatís Born Tonight

Guy Hovis

12 - It Came Upon a Midnight Clear


13 - Medley:

a) Oh, What a Beautiful City

Elaine, Bobby, Dianne, Peggy, Joe, Janet, Kathy, Jack, Jo Ann, Ken, Mary Lou, Tom

b) Away in a Manger

Guy Hovis

c) What Child Is This?


d) Sweet Little Jesus Boy

Tom Netherton

e) The Hallelujah Chorus

the entire cast

14 - Sleigh Ride

Jack Imel on the marimba

15 - Jingle Bells Medley

The Osmond Brothers

16 - Medley: Itís Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas/ Pine Cones, Candies

The Lennon Sisters & the Osmond Brothers

17 - Jingle Bell Rock

danced by Bobby Burgess & Elaine Balden

18 - White Christmas

Ken Delo

19 - Jesu Bambino/ Oh Come All Ye Faithful

Lori Gier

20 - O Holy Night

Joe Feeney & his son Chris

21 - Medley: Jingle Bells/ Home for the Holidays/ We Need a Little Christmas/ Over the River & Through the Woods

the entire cast, including the Lennon Daughters and the new cast members

22 - May Every Day Be Christmas Day

The Lennon Brothers & Gail Lennon

23 - The First Noel

The Lennon children

24 - Silent Night

Kathy & Janet Lennon and John Bšhler

25 - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/ Adeste Fideles

trombone and trumpet sections

26 - How Great Thou Art

Joe Feeney