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    Mayberry town drunk Otis Campbell was also Santa Claus for a generation of kids July 17, 2019, 10:16AM By MeTV Staff Otis Campbell eventually found his redemption. Throughout The Andy Griffith Show, the hiccuping sot repeatedly found himself behind bars in the Mayberry jail. Heck, he often let himself into the cell. In "The Case of the Punch in the Nose," we learn that ol' Otis was first arrested for drunkenness on way back in 1941 (at the Mayberry Garden Club, at 2 p.m. on a Tuesday). But in Return to Mayberry, the 1986 reunion movie, Otis is working as an ice-cream man, having been sober for years. (Though, five years later, Otis turned up in an Alan Jackson music video, drunk as ever.) The irony is that Hal Smith, the actor who portrayed Otis Campbell, never had a drink in his life, at least according to Andy Griffith himself in a 2003 interview with Larry King. Smith has quite the range, especially behind the microphone. The character actor voiced dozens of cartoon characters, from Owl in Winnie the Pooh to Flintheart Glomgold in DuckTales. But his most recurring role might be that Jolly Old Elf from the North Pole. Source: https://metv.com/stories/mayberry-town-drunk-otis-campbell-was-also-santa-claus-for-a-generation-of-kids?fbclid=IwAR25TMPIXdAubnKePvn6qaWqRMusAYkg1C9b8U1I_hroJI6__1ngKqxqCww
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    from the Amazing Stories series back in 1985 - Douglas Searle playing Santa - I would be remiss to point out that this gentleman also played Santa in Ernest Saves Christmas - and he got busted and went to jail in both shows !! The original Bad Santa - Mr. Searle also voice the Sultan in the Disney animated feature Aladdin . . .
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    That's great ... thank you so much, I really love things like this ...
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    I would totally be okay with replacing the turkey with brisket or prime rib, and a large plate of bacon as a side. haha. But I'm eating the carnivore diet now so other than the turkey, I can't eat any of it. ha
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    I used to live just outside Mt. Airy, NC. Andy was from there and they have many tributes to him and the show, even Otis' cell! I was, ashamedly, not a big fan of Christmas during that time in my life and now regret not running up there to see if they had any "Mayberry At Christmas" displays.
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    As she should have been. I stopped listening to talk radio because the jockey said that over the air. Luckily, I was alone. My biggest fear of sending my child to kindergarten this year was another kid and/or bully spoiling it for my son. He still has that wonder and I hope he never loses it. Even after he learns, while the person of Santa may no longer be here physically, his spirit is.
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    Could this be any worse than last years flavor choice of “dill pickle” candy cane?
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    Thank you all! It's a great honor to be included in the company of such great men and women! ❤️ The last time I was at an induction ceremony of the Hall of Fame, it was 10 years ago for my grandfather.
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    i saw it when the announcement came out. I couldnt be more excited. I cant think of anyone more deserving. There is a good choice of candidates. you sir are among the best in my book.
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    I love, love, love this picture! Thanks for sharing.
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    this editorial caught my eye - and while I understand what the pastor was trying to convey, not quite sure I agree with the way it was said . . . Jeannie Cunnion: Why we shouldn't keep Christ in Christmas By Jeannie Cunnion | Fox News 12/25/2019 He was born in a manger in Bethlehem to fulfill God’s perfect and pure law on our behalf so that we might walk in freedom from trying to do enough and be enough to secure God’s love and welcome. My son, along with his 3-year-old classmates, lined up at the back of the church, nervously awaiting their procession down the center aisle to take their place on the stage. It was the annual Christmas concert at his Christian preschool, and after weeks of practice, it was finally time to perform “Feliz Navidad” and ”Jingle Bells” for the proud parents. But first, the head pastor of the church that hosts the preschool took the stage to welcome the families and offer a few thoughts on why we celebrate Christmas. “Welcome! It’s wonderful to be together today to celebrate the birth of Christ. But before the children perform, I’d like to offer a brief word of encouragement, which is this: Parents, please don’t keep Christ in Christmas.” I’ll admit the preacher didn’t have my complete attention until that moment. I had a full day ahead of me, and my mind was on how I was going to get my older kids to all the places they needed to go and still navigate all the things I needed to do. While the pastor continued on about the bumper stickers we often see on cars at this time of year that say “Keep Christ in Christmas” I turned to my husband and asked, “Did the pastor really just say “Don’t keep Christ in Christmas?” Before he could respond, the pastor answered the question for me. I can’t remember his precise words but his message clarified my confusion. “When parents pack up the Christmas decorations, they tend to put away Christ as well,” he said. “We tend to keep Christ in Christmas day alone. The invitation is to take Christ beyond your Christmas celebration and into your everyday lives.” As the pastor concluded his message, I nodded my head in agreement and whispered a prayer of gratitude for a God who wants to go with me and chooses to dwell in me by His Spirit. It’s the “wants to” that gets me. He loves us so much that He chose to enter our fallen world and broken lives in the humble form of a baby, His Son. But this is no ordinary Son. He is both God and man. He is Jesus, and every longing of the human heart finds its fulfillment in Him. In John 10:10 Jesus said, “I came so you might have life, a great full life. My purpose is to give you a rich and satisfying life.” Life! This is Christ’s gift to us. Source: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/jeannie-cunnion-why-we-shouldnt-keep-christ-in-christmas
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    Everyday is “Groundhog Day” .........................Jimmy Dean
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    Drosselmeyer I think you and I are the only 2 on here that know & understand Red Green. If this santa thing doesn’t work out for me maybe I’ll start doing a USA version of Red Green. I’ve seen worse shows on pbs, but what should I call it The Greene Red Show? I could show people how to build a sleigh from outhouse doors & hockey sticks.😂🤣 Merry Christmas all!
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    It's sad that this teacher felt that she needed to do this. When I was young, news was 15 minutes long at 5:45 to 6 pm. Now we have 24 news cycles, 3 year old's who know how to turn on computers, children who have access to guns without adult supervision, children who are bullied by both other children and adults, children who are exposed to every type of violence and cruelty, both physical and emotional with no safe place to retreat to. Why must children be denied a safe place to retreat to, even if it's only a fantasy. They will grow up soon enough and as they grow they will be better able to understand and comprehend the world that they live in. As for myself, I will portray Santa as a safety blanket where anyone, child or child at heart may come to and express their hopes, fears and desires without any judgement and to give them at least a small bit of hope for the future. I'm sorry for that teacher and those like her.
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    Sadly , because of our new society, I am surprised she isn't applauded for being truthful with students etc. Probably another hundred years society will laugh at the population for letting children believe in such nonsense as Santa Claus. You laugh. It wont surprise me .
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