Father Knows Best Christmas Show

“Father Knows Best,” with Robert Young as father, is an Old Time Radio Situation Comedy, broadcast during the early to mid 1950s. Depicting the ‘typical American’ household, the radio show had a strong following and it went on very (I might add) successfully to television, becoming as popular as a 1950s and 1960s B/W TV sitcom, as was its radio counterpart! (NBC & CBS)
Primarily sponsored by Maxwell House Coffee…. “Your father thinks it’s the best (coffee), and ….Father Knows Best!!” Enjoy!
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Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best


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Christmas Eve Gathering Tips!

normal_christmas_christmas_morning b w One of the ways to get the kids and others over waiting for Christmas Morning to open gifts is to allow each person to open just one present after dinner on Christmas Eve. It’s also great for the grown up kids too! And how about watching a great holiday movie! Like It’s a wonderful life or Miracle on 34th Street! or one of many others. Add some great home made holiday food, treats and enjoy!

A reading of “The Night Before Christmas” a classic poem that celebrates the legend of Santa Clause to the kids before bed is a great way to keep those visions of sugar plums in their heads!

Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread

Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread 25 mins
COOK 1 hr
READY IN 1 hr45 mins

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 1 9-inch square cake Change Servings

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup butter

1 egg

1 cup molasses

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch square pan.
2.In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg, and mix in the molasses.
3.In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in the hot water. Pour into the prepared pan.
4.Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan before serving. credit:
allrecipes

Christmas Tree Cookies

tree cookies

Recipe by Shannon
Credit: allrecipes.com
“This is great dessert when you are having company. They are in the shapes of Christmas trees. Use green and red sprinkles and any kind of frosting to decorate.”

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 5 dozen 2-inch cookies Change Servings

1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1 cup butter, softened

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Directions

1.Mix confectioners’ sugar, butter or margarine, egg, vanilla, and almond extract. Stir in flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
2.Heat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Divide dough into halves. On lightly floured cloth-covered board, roll each half out to 3/16 inch thick. on lightly floured cloth-covered board. Cut into Christmas shapes.
3.Bake on parchment lined baking sheets for 7 to 8 minutes. Let cool on wire racks and decorate as desired.

Cranberry Dip

Cranberry Dip

Cranberry Dip

Recipe by ELIZRA : allrecipes.com
“The color of this dip is very festive and would make a nice addition to any snack or appetizer table at your next holiday party.”


Ingredients
Original recipe makes 32 servings Change Servings

1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries

1 cup white sugar

Directions

1.Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2.Combine cranberries with sugar in a 2 quart baking dish with a lid, stirring well to coat all the berries. Bake in the preheated oven, covered, for about 30 minutes, until the cranberries pop and release their liquid.

3.Remove from oven and stir in the apricot jam and pecans. Refrigerate overnight to blend the flavors. To serve, allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature, and pour dip over the block of cream cheese on a serving dish. Serve with buttery round crackers or small pretzels.

PREP
5 mins

COOK
20 mins

READY IN
8 hrs 25 mins

Hallmark Channel ‘Countdown To Christmas’ 2015 Movies Announced; Mariah Carey To Star In New Holiday Special

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Santa Says!

Christmas has come early! December 25 is still many months away, but the Hallmark Channel is already in the holiday spirit. The network announced that they will be releasing 16 original movies as part of their 2015 “Countdown to Christmas.”

While in Beverly Hills, Calif. for the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, Crown Media Family Networks’ President and CEO, Bill Abbott, and Executive Vice President of Programming and Network Program Publicity, Michelle Vicary, announced highlights of the exciting Christmas lineup for 2015. And while it might seem a little bit early, the holiday fun actually starts sooner than you think – October. That’s right, Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” premieres on Halloween day, Saturday, Oct. 31.

The news of Mariah Carey’s new project comes a few weeks after the network’s annual “Christmas Keepsake Holiday Preview.” To celebrate “Christmas in July,” Hallmark Channel airs all of its holiday favorites from July 3 – 12 to get viewers in the holiday spirit.

“Countdown to Christmas” begins October 31. What new original movies are you excited to watch?

Sixteen original movies are planned to premiere, with five of them making their back-to-back debut over Thanksgiving weekend. Check out some of the highlights below:

•“Tis The Season For Love” – Premiering Nov. 14 •Starring Sarah Lancaster (“Witches of East End”) and Brendan Penny (“Motive”), “Tis The Season For Love” is about an “out-of-work actress” who returns home for the holidays. It’s only then that a “Christmas romance” helps her discover that life in her hometown “could turn out to be even better than Broadway.”

•“Northpole 2: Open for Christmas” – Premiering Nov. 21 •“Fuller House” star Lori Loughlin trades in Uncle Jesse for Dermot Mulroney (“Shameless”) in this holiday tale about a woman who needs a little help (and Christmas spirit) from elves before the holiday.

•“Ice Sculpture Christmas” – Premiering Nov. 26 •Rachel Boston (“Witches of East End”) and Brenda Strong (“Dallas”) star in a story about an aspiring chef who finds romance during an annual Christmas ice sculpting competition.

•“Crown for Christmas” – Premiering Nov. 27 •It’s your usual girl meets king love story in this new original movie starring Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years”).

•On Time For Christmas – Premiering Nov. 28 •Candace Cameron Bure (“Fuller House”), Paul Greene (“Bitten”), Sarah Strange (“Garage Sale Mystery” movie series) and David Lewis (“Man of Steel”) star in a comedy about stranded travelers who work together to get home for the holidays.

And that’s not all! The network announced that singer Mariah Carey will be joining them for a new movie as part of their “Countdown to Christmas” – “Mariah Carey’s Christmas Project.”

Vicary revealed that the network has tapped the 45-year-old Grammy winner to direct and star in the upcoming film. Plot details have not been released, however, Carey’s 2010 hit song “Oh Santa!” will be featured in the film. Fans can look forward to their first peek at the special in October.