With the satellite dish came both Disney East and Disney West. With Christmas break came unfettered access to the satellite dish. The end result was that I spent most of Christmas break during the year after we got the dish (’85, maybe?) watching this:
I had never heard of Shari Lewis prior to Disney putting this Christmas special from 1981 into heavy rotation that year, but I fell in complete love with her and her comedy and Lambchop. I know I watched this special multiple times during that Christmas break, often multiple times in one day, and I also know I recorded some of the songs by putting my cassette radio up to the TV speakers. Watching it today, I see there is a lot of it I forgot. While I have vague memories of the Lambchop bit (I particularly remember Shari saying some people called Lambchop “Porkchop”), I have very little memory of the rest of it. The one part I do remember extremely well, Shari singing funny lyrics to the tune of “Greensleeves”, is sadly not on YouTube. The first forty minutes of the special is, though.