The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 15, 1976 · Page 14
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The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas · Page 14

Hays, Kansas
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Wednesday, December 15, 1976
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HAYS DAILY NEWS PAGK 15 December 15, 1976 TV Special Shows National Origins i Of L/.S. Christmas OPEN DAILY 9-9 SUNDAY 11-7 HOLLYWOOD (UPI) Christmas provides an annual bonanza of specials for television, most of which aren't very special at dll. Inevjtably video's Yuletide falls into three categories: The wholesome family musical hour, animated cartoons of traditional tales and religious services. This year NBC, thanks to producer Lee Mendelson and the nation's best-known hamburger chain, has an original idea going for it, "Christmas Around The World," a 90- minute special beaming Dec. 19. Mendelson, who has produced some 50 specials, including 17 of Charles Schulz's "Charlie Brown" cartoons, lives and works in San Francisco. The hamburger outfit financed the project with an open checkbook. ., "Other producers have had'the idea for Christmas around the world," Mendelson said. "But they waited until it was too late. No one thought of shooting the show a year ahead of'time." Mendelson began production mdre than a year ago, dispatching-five crews to 19 countries to capture the panoply of Christmas in various cultures. In the course of production he discovered each country had contributed its own bit of lore to the tradition of Christmas celebration. "It all fell into place," Mendelson said. "We had Intended just to shoot chorales and pageants. Then we found our story in what Individual nations gave to Christmas the way it is celebrated in the United States. "The Christmas tree tradition began in Germany with its tannenbaums. It was the first country to bring evergreens into the home for decoration." Mendelson discovered the Christmas carol was one of Italy's contributions to the religious holiday. "One of our crews filmed at St. Francis of Asslsi's monastery in Grecchio, Italy," he said. "St. Francis put St. Luke's words to music for the first carol. And St. Francis, back in the 13th century, originated the first creche and manger scene of Christ's birth. "Although St. Nicholas came from Asia Minor, it was the Dutch who made Saint Nick a Christmas symbol and called him Sinter Klaus. "Norway contributed the idea of reindeer instead of horses to pull Santa's sleigh. The yule log came from the WED., THURS., FRI., SAT. 0/frJ 0 a/t tea vd old Norse traditional feasts in huge halls warmed by the biggest logs to be found." The Christmas seal came from Denmark in 1902 as a means to raise money to fight tuberculosis. England provided the mistletoe tradition and, in the 19th century, the Christmas card. Mendelson said .the United States' contribution was "The Night Before Christmas,." by Clement Moore, and other seasonal stories. America's greatest contribution to Christmas, of course, is merchandising but that will play no part in "Christmas Around the World" except for commercial breaks to sell hamburgers, "We were able to shoot the various national celebrations because Dec. 25 is not the only Christmas," Mendelson said. "The holiday is actually spread out from mid- November to January. "Saint Nick arrives In Holland Nov. 15 aboard a boat in Amsterdam and 200,000 people turn out to greet htm. "In early December there is Santa Lucia In Sweden, the festival of lights. And throughout the month there arc! various religious ceremonies celebrating Christmas. AUTO MOTIVE 18.88 I 7.47 Pr. PACE Model CB143 While Quantity Lasts COMPACT 2-WAY 23 CHANNEL C.B. RADIO Has 23 channels, full legal output power. S/RF meter. Our 9.88 CB Universal Dash Slide Mount 7.97 1 /4" &%" DR. SOCKET SET Our Reg. 78.88 Has extension, ratchet, sockets, adapter handle. Box. 14-Pc. 'A" Drive set, 10.88 4 DELUXE H.D. SHOCKS INSTALLED Our Reg. 43.76 Installed ^Heavy-duty. W.e" piston, triple- welded mounts and Vi" shaft. All | weather fluid. For most U.S. cars. YOUR 22.88 Ea. ENGINE ANALYZER OR TIMING LIGHT Our Reg. 27.88-29.88 Ea. Choice of deluxe timing light or mini-engine analyzer. In gilt box. Shop and Save a! Kmart. 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