Waltons Christmas Album

The sound recording of The Waltons Christmas album was first published in 1974. The Christmas songs are performed by the Holiday Singers. Earl Hamner narrates some Christmas pieces and there is a special guest appearance by Will Geer. The recording includes the following: The Waltons Theme; The First Noel; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Silent Night; Joy to the World; Grandpa's Christmas Wish; O Come All Ye Faithful; Oh Little Town of Bethlehem and Spirit of Christmas.

My thanks to Shirley who supplied me with the information about this recording. I'm told that it is sometimes available via the Internet, so you might be lucky. There is also a planned re-release of this record, so keep an eye open for the new one as well.

Lunch Box and Thermos

A great many people seem to collect lunch boxes and the matching thermos which were produced as television show merchandise, especially from shows which were produced in the 70's and 80's. Many popular shows had them, such as Little House on the Prairie, Charlie's Angels, Wagon Train and Bonanza. Some of the earlier ones didn't seem to come with the thermos. The Waltons lunch box did however. It was produced by Aladdin Industries.