The SMS is still on Christmas Vacation this week. Would you say you’re missing it? If so, give this year’s Christmas Show a spin. The cast and special guests did a live performance of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Scroll to the bottom of this post to play the podcast.
The tradition has been going on since David came to Indy. IIRC it was Program Director Scott Sands‘ idea to perform “A Christmas Carol” that first year. Since then we’ve done the Carol again, the Vacation a few times, several Rudolphs along the way, and I think we did It’s A Wonderful Life? Or did I dream that one?
One of the three performances of Rudolph had to be moved to the WZPL studios at the last minute because of bad weather. Poetic?
Now some Ghosts Of SMS Christmas Shows Past. Here’s 2010:
Every year we’ve featured local celebs and TV types. This year we were joined by WZPL Alum Julie Patterson from WISH, TV Scott Swan from WTHR, and Jeff Pigeon, the long-time WIBC jock and talk show host, who did a great job of narrating.
If it weren’t for the annual Christmas Show I wouldn’t be able to casually post this final picture of me standing next to Kato Kaelin on the stage at Crackers Broad Ripple from 2007. Just a couple of sidekicks.