Minnie Pearl was known for her delightful entertainment on both the Grand Ole Opry and Hee Haw throughout the radio and early television eras! Pearl was known as a country comedian and spent more than 50 years appearing on the set of the Grand Ole Opry while also appearing on one of the biggest television variety shows in history, Hee Haw, for more than 20 years!
Joining folks like Glen Campbell, Tanya Tucker, Loretta Lynn (and her family), The Oak Ridge Boys, Debby Boone, and Tom Wopat, Pearl hosts this delightful 1980s TV special that features little angels ice skating, a snowball fight, tree decorating, and gift-giving.
The 80s were a special time for country music and this stunning medley of songs only goes to show how great of a time it was!
Beginning with a massive square dance, Pearl hoots and hollers as her friends join hands and dance around the massive home before breaking out in beautiful songs like “White Christmas,” “A Marshmallow World,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “Silver Bells,” and more!
“What a GREAT memory,” Joe Bonsall writes about the video. “There were three [videos] altogether and this was by far the best one!”
This is just one of the few videos that shows a time in Glen Campbell’s life that he was dating fellow country superstar, Tanya Tucker and they sing several songs together for this medley in front of the flickering fire.
Loretta Lynn, husband Doolittle and their darling family also make an appearance in the TV special, singing several songs both outside around a fire with Tom Wopat and inside as they sit in the middle of a pile of gifts by the fire.
This was just a few years before Lynn would welcome the folks at Crisco into her home to film several adverts about her legendary baking skills and recipes!
Watch this unforgettable Christmas medley from some of the biggest country legends below!