Tuesday, November 1, 2016

'Bob Hope: Hope For The Holidays' DVD Review

Bob Hope was one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Every Christmas my family and I would look forward to Bob's Christmas specials. Bob and Dolores Hope would open up their home to the world and invite some of their friends in the entertainment industry to come over and put on a show. People like Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Bing Crosby, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Redd Fox just to name a few would put on a show for everybody to enjoy. Bob began this tradition in 1950 and each and every year for the next several decades we the viewer would sit with our families and laugh and laugh.

Red Skelton would do his Freddie the Freeloader skit and everybody would laugh all over themselves. Naomi and Wynonna Judd would sing holiday songs and we would sit back in awe, and the spirit of the holidays would make us feel all warm inside. Bob and Dolores would sing a song or two and you simply could see the love in their eyes. Jack Benny would actually robbed Santa and everyone would laugh at his antics. The DVD also contains a compilation of the monologues that Bob would do for his holiday USO tours that he was so famous for.

This DVD is a chance to step back into what most think was a simpler time and enjoy the memories of families coming together to see one of the best entertainers of our time. Bob Hope was part of the fabric we call our lives. Every year he would bring us together for a brief time of  cheer. I can't speak for everyone but on a personal note it was a cherished part of my families holiday season.

Time Life has compiled a collection of some of the best of Bob's Christmas shows just in time for the holidays. The DVD will be available for your viewing pleasure on November 1st, 2016. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are wonderful. This is a must for any personal library. This DVD is simply history at its best and is a must for your viewing pleasure. Happy Holiday's!