There’s no place like home for the holidays. And there really was no place like Bob Hope’s home for the holidays with Bob, Dolores and the Hope family. They invited friends from the world of entertainment and sports to celebrate and reminisce about vintage seasonal sketches in the 1993 special Bob Hope’s Bag Full of Christmas Memories. Bob Hope’s TV Christmas connection began on December 24, 1950, with The Comedy Hour. Heartwarming and fun—that’s the way Bob planned it. No Christmas party would be complete without music, while flubbed lines in some sketches remain intact and a blooper really hits below the belt. The host of Christmases past hands out laughs galore!
A compilation of Bob’s monologues from his many holiday tours for the USO
Department store Santas Robert Cummings and Bob swap stories on the subway
Redd Foxx and Bob play reindeer reluctant to guide Santa’s sleigh
Bob and Red Skelton (Freddie the Freeloader) experience a small Christmas miracle Jack Benny visits Santa at the North Pole for a holiday stickup
Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt delivers a Christmas message of historical note
Opera great Lily Pons performs a selection from Lakmé
Naomi and Wynonna Judd sing Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
Lily Pons, Robert Cummings and Bob examine a large, mysterious package under the tree
Bob and Dolores Hope Hopsing Silver Bells over a montage of him performing the song with an array of female costars from 17 holiday specials
Plus Exclusive Bonus Material: Shanks for the Memory about the world of golf according to Bob Hope, which includes historic clips of Bob with Bing Crosby, presidents and pros on courses around the world, and special appearances by Pres. Gerald Ford, pro golfers Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and more.