Upcoming Airings of Christmas With The King Familyclose
About Christmas With The King Family
You may be familiar with the Jacksons and the Osmonds, but one iconic family of performers predates those acts by decades: The King Family.
“America’s First Family of Song” began as a trio of singing siblings in the 1930s, but they achieved television immortality when the extended family joined the act in the mid-1960s. This beloved Christmas special reunites all six of the singing sisters – Maxine, Luise, Alyce, Donna, Yvonne, and Marilyn – along with dozens of extended family members. Also featured were jazz guitarist Alvino Rey (Luise’s husband), movie actor Robert Clarke (Alyce’s husband), and members of the second generation vocal group The Four King Cousins (featuring My Three Sons star Tina Cole, daughter of Yvonne).
Christmas With The King Family was one of 18 seasonal specials created and produced by the Kings. Highlights include a mother-daughter medley (in costumes by famed designer Bob Mackie), the adorable antics of “The King Kiddies,” and a surprise appearance by Ric de Azevedo (Alyce’s son) on leave from the Army.
Whether you grew up with The Kings, are introducing them to kids or grandkids, or are just discovering them today, join getTV in celebrating the golden anniversary of this American classic.
Produced and directed by William Burch (Yvonne’s husband).
Maxine King, Luise King, Alyce King, Donna King, Yvonne King, Marilyn King, Karleton King Driggs, William King Driggs Jr., Alvino Rey, Robert Clarke, Kent Larsen, LaVarn Thomas, Jim Conkling, Hazel Driggs, Phyllis Driggs, Tina Cole, Cathy Cole, Candy Conkling, Carolyn Thomas, Lex de Azevedo, Ric de Azevedo, Cam Clarke, Susannah Lloyd, Adam Lloyd, Jennifer Larsen, Jamie Conkling, Chris Conkling, Xan Conkling, Laurette Conkling, Tom Thomas, Bill Driggs, Don Driggs, Ray Driggs, Debbie Driggs, Stephen Driggs, Jonathan Driggs, Rob Rey, Liza Rey, Jon Rey