Okay, I admit it. I’m officially in the holiday spirit. And even though I’m nowhere near the huge snowstorm that walloped the eastern U.S.—and thus entertained my loved one’s with thoughts of a white Christmas—sharing a tropical holiday in Bermuda is (almost) as good. Just ask Bob Hope. Or break out the Ouija and channel his spirit, then ask, that is. In 1990 the legendary actor, comedian, and vaudevillian came to Bermuda with friends Dixie Carter, Loni Anderson and Joan Van Ark to shoot a one-hour Christmas special here on our very own mid-Atlantic island. Thanks to the good folks at VSB—our local NBC affiliate—the show aired last week and was quickly captured by the diligent team of Bermuda Shorts videographers (ahem). Wanna see what it’s like to experience Christmas in Bermuda? Watch Bob Hope and Dixie Carter sing Silver Bells down festively-lit Front Street. It’s only 2:31 minutes long, but make sure to turn your speakers up at the 44 second and 1:47 mark, when “It’s Christmastime in the city,” magically becomes “It’s Christmastime in Bermuda.” Love it. Oh and if you’re wondering, yes, that is a police officer in a birdcage at the end. After all, someone’s gotta direct all that horse and buggy traffic. Enjoy!
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