The Judy Garland Show, Episode 15: “The Christmas Show,” taped 6 December 1963


The Christmas Show — The Judy Garland Show, Episode 15, taped on 6 December 1963, aired 22 December — Guests: Jack Jones, Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft, Joey Luft, Mel Tormé, and Tracy Everitt


(below) This  copy is missing “Little Drops of Rain.”


Program Highlights, adapted from The Judy Garland Database (defunct):

Judy Garland by AvedonFirst Part
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Judy)
Consider Yourself (Judy, Lorna, Joey and Liza)
Where Is Love? (Joey)
Steam Heat (Liza and Tracy)
Little Drops of Rain (Judy)
Wouldn’t It Be Loverly? (Jack)
Lollipops and Roses (Jack)
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Lorna)
Alice Blue Gown (Liza)
Judy Garland – Liza Minnelli – Jack Jones “Holiday” Medley:

  • Jingle Bells (all)
  • Sleigh Ride (all)
  • It Happened in Sun Valley (Liza and Jack)
  • Winter Wonderland (Judy)
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (danced by Peter Gennaro Dancers)
  • Jingle Bells (reprise by all)

Second PartJudy Garland Christmas Show dress
Here We Come A-Caroling (Mel and Chorus)*
The Christmas Song (Judy and Mel)
Traditional Christmas carol medley:

  • Caroling, Caroling (Chorus)
  • What Child Is This (Judy)
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Chorus)
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Jack and Mel)
  • Good King Wenceslas (Chorus)
  • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (Liza and Tracy)
  • Silent Night (Lorna, Joey and Chorus)
  • Deck the Halls (all)
  • Here We Come A-Caroling (reprise by Chorus)
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (reprise by Judy and The Peter Gennaro Dancers)

Over the Rainbow (Judy, with Lorna and Joey)

Judy Garland Christmas Show, Mel Tormé and Judy sing The Christmas Song (17)-f30-sh20

Mel and Judy, Christmas Song (16) f10-hx25

Judy: He’s load of..lots of gifts and toys are in his sleigh…
Mel: Close.

  • Here We Come A-Caroling (Mel and Chorus)*
  • medley: “The Christmas Song”/ “Here We Come A-Caroling”(“The Wassail Song”)  – Judy and Mel



Judy Garland Christmas Show, taped 6 Dec 1963 (20)-sh20-f9

Over the Rainbow (Judy, with Joey and Lorna)


* According to The Judy Garland Database (in 2013; website since defunct), “Take Five,” performed by the Peter Gennaro Dancers, comes after “Here We Come A-Caroling,” but before “The Christmas Song” in the episode. This appears to be either an error or evidence of the existence of a different version, because in the copies included in this page the second part of the show opens with Mel Tormé arriving at the home with the carolers singing “Here We Come A-Caroling,” and within seconds, without any noticeable cut, Mel is seated at the piano with Judy, introducing “The Christmas Song.” The jazz number “Take Five” is not heard or performed at all in these copies.

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