Friday, December 12, 2008

This song rings in Christmas for the Sorenson children

Please take two minutes out of your busy day to enjoy a snippet of this movie. If only to share a childhood memory with me.

I hope you liked it. I introduced it to Jeff a few weeks after we were married and he fell in love with it. His Christmas is not complete unless he gets to watch it.

If you have never heard of Emmit Otter's Jug band Christmas, you are truly deprived. I suggest finding it and watching it, even though you can't find a complete original copy anymore. Still, edited Emmit Otter is better than no Emmit Otter.

It was part of our Christmas tape that was watched over and over during December. I took the tape a couple of years ago and last year I tried to put it on DVD to surprise my siblings with their own copy. It didn't work though. I don't know what went wrong with it, but the DVD will only play the first two chapters and then freezes up. So if anyone has any ideas of what the problem might be I am all ears!

Oh heck! Let's do another one! I think this one is my mom's favorite song. It shows little snippets of the movie through out it. I believe it's Emmit doing a duet with John Denver. In the movie it's originally sung by Emmit's Ma.

Thanks for watching. You just slipped back into time with the Sorenson kids.


dani said...

heidi, i thought i'd seen every Christmas movie/special/claymation ever made; but i've never seen nor heard of "emmit otter's jug band Christmas". i think you all are younger than i am though; so, maybe that's why???
sooooooo cute, though:)

Mike Brinkerhoff said...

Agreed, it's one of my all time favorites too.

What's been edited out of the current releases??

If I had a VCR, I'd copy it to DVD for you... but I don't have anything to play a tape on.

SuzanSayz said...

Heidi, this made me smile so big I almost cried as well. I am so happy that we just happened to have HBO that year. I just can't believe that they don't still play it every Christmas season. I am almost wondering if they lost the rights to it when everything "Henson", got sold to Disney. Hmmm, maybe I should check all the Disney channels to see if it is being shown on them.

SuzanSayz said...

P.S. I just read your daily Walt Disney quote and realize that is just how I felt watching your Emmett Otter clips.

Lisa said...

This movie just didn't do anything for me....however, I think that the last picture you posted is adorable. Love the little rowboat with oars.

Jan said...

I have never even heard of this before. They are definately some cute little characters. Thanks for sharing. The little rowboat is so cute. I will have to show my daughter.

libbie said...

that looks like a really fun movie. i will have to check it out for my kiddos.

Jeanette said...

That looks so adorable. I hadn't seen that before. Too cute.

Kelly said...

I think I did my part in spreading the Emmet Otter gospel when I worked at Hastings. I'd play it every day I worked at Christmastime which was practically every day already.

Jones Crew said...

Must BE the SORENSEN Connection. I thought we were the only family in the world that knew of Emmit otters jug band Christmas. AHHH tons of memories. I was just looking for that show in my mom's huge VHS collection, LOL!!!