Joyous Yuletide songs and features are the highlights when “Christmas Eve with Wayne Newton” is colorcast on NBC Television Network’s “Kraft Music Hall” Wednesday.
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The show opens the Newton singing “Christmas Journey.” The host introduces Charles Dickens (played by Hewett), who exchanges banter with Newton during the show as the guests are greeted. Miss Bud sings “My Favorite Things” and, with Newton, “Winter Wonderland.” The Cowsills offer “Silver Bells” and “Jingle Bell Rock” and are followed by Wild in a production of “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”
Newton, the Cowsills, Miss Budd and Wild take the stage for a medley of tunes from the movie musical “Oliver!” in which Wild starred as the Artful Dodger, in the adaption of Dicken’s “Oliver Twist.” The songs include “Consider Yourself” sung by Newton, Wild and the Cowsills; “Who Will Buy,” Susan Cowsill and Miss Budd; “As Long as She Needs Me,” Newton; “I’d Do Anything,” Susan and Wild; “Pick a Pocket,” Wild and the Cowsills; “Where Is Love?” New5ton and Miss Budd, and a reprise of “Consider Yourself.”
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