Come and join us for another installment of the WDW-Memories podcast, where I try to make it possible for you relive your Walt Disney World Memories when you can’t actually be there.
For our special Christmas Memory this year, I’m digging deep for one that is really special. So I have recently begun the work of migrating all our old video tapes to DVD. This has unearthed a plethora of special memories, and I found one that is perfect for our special Christmas Memory. This video is of the MIA Country Bear Jamboree Christmas Special.
As I mentioned, I’m converting a bunch of our old family video tapes to DVD, and this tape was probably the reason for my Disney addiction. We used to watch it every week, so there aren’t many parts that I don’t have memorized. I’ve been thinking about showcasing this video for a while, and figured this was a perfect time. This tape was from our family trip in 1986, yes, that’s almost 25 years ago. So you’ll have to forgive the quality of the picture and audio. Digital cameras with stereo audio were not available yet. Also, tapes weren’t nearly as cheap, so my father will cut the recording every now and then to save on tape, so it’s not a complete recording, but still most of it is here.
So imagine with me a cool evening (daytime temperatures in the 60’s). The day is wrapping up, and we’re all wearing down. The family is reuniting for one last attraction, catching a family friendly showing of the Country Bears. It’s a full house, and we’re seated towards the back. The lights dim, and a singular voice to our right begins the first verse of “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”. This is where we will join up with this memory.
So I hope you enjoy this video from my childhood, and it reminds you of your very own Walt Disney World Memory. Merry Christmas!