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NBC Network - "Holiday Specials" (Promo, 1982)

Here's a promo for some NBC Network holiday specials - "A Chipmunk Christmas", "The NBC Family Christmas Party", and "Christmas in Washington".

"The NBC Family Christmas Party" features Gary Coleman,
David Birney
Meredith Baxter-Birney

Debbie Allen

Shelley Long

and clockwise from top
Nell Carter
Meredith Baxter-Birney
Tony Danza
Melissa Gilbert
Charles Haid
Valerie Landsburg from "Fame"
Pierce Brosnan

Debbie Boone
John Schneider

Melissa Gilbert says "Next On NBC-Just Watch Us Now!" at the end

Voiceover by Jerry Bishop

This aired on local Chicago TV on Monday, December 13th 1982 at a couple minutes before 7:30pm.

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Viewer Comments

You don't know these voiceover guys by now?!?

Gary Coleman

David Birney
Meredith Baxter-Birney

Debbie Allen

Shelley Long

(clockwise from top)
Nell Carter
Meredith Baxter-Birney
(hold me closer) Tony Danza
Melissa Gilbert
Charles Haid
Valerie Landsburg
Pierce Brosnan

Debbie Boone
John Schneider

Melissa Gilbert

Comment posted by AbeFroman on Thursday, December 10th 2009 at 9:55am.

Looking over the list of NBC stars who appeared on The Family Christmas Party, I am guessing the mystery woman in the circle is Valerie Landsburg of Fame. Other possibilities: Erin Gray, Geri Jewell, Kaleena Kiff, Lori Singer. That is Charles Haid from Hill Street Blues.
Comment posted by Phantom on Thursday, December 10th 2009 at 3:55pm.

Fuzzy: the voiceover is by Jerry Bishop, who was also the voice for the classic Disney Channel (before 1997).
Comment posted by Wgn9 on Wednesday, December 16th 2009 at 3:55am.

The mystery woman is indeed Valerie Landsburg from Fame
Comment posted by Wgn9 on Wednesday, December 16th 2009 at 3:58am.

Melissa Gilbert says "Next On NBC-Just Watch Us Now!" at the end
Comment posted by Wgn9 on Wednesday, December 16th 2009 at 4:09am.

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