Tag: Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas

This year marks the 70th anniversary of Australia’s biggest Christmas carols event, Carols By Candlelight. The idea for Carols By Candlelight was conceived by Melbourne radio identity Norman Banks, who in 1937 was strolling along a suburban street after a late-night on-air shift when he witnessed an elderly woman, her face lit only by candlelight, …

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Christmas cheer from SBS! (1983)

More cheesy celebrity smiles at Christmas! Christmas usually brings out the inevitable Santa costumes – and in 1983, Network 0/28 host Basia Bonkowski was no exception, accompanied by newsreader George Donikian who instead opted for the traditional Greek costume. Source: TV Week, 24 December 1983

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TV Week’s Strictly Christmas (1992)

The hit Australian movie of 1992 was Strictly Ballroom – so TV Week‘s celebrity Christmas issue that year was titled Strictly Christmas. Gathered for the annual celebrity Christmas photo shoot was Steven Jacobs (All Together Now, and these days on Today), Bruce Roberts (Home And Away), Gia Carides from Strictly Ballroom and also in the …

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Merry Christmas from QTQ9! (1967)

Brisbane QTQ9‘s Christmas wishes to TV Week readers in 1967. The angel at the top of the tree is QTQ9 presenter Annette Allison. Children’s presenter ‘Captain Jim’ (Jim Iliffe) is left on the middle row, and newsreaders Don Seccombe (centre) and Brian Cahill (right) on the bottom row.

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Merry Christmas, ’76 style

Christmas 1976 – and Melbourne’s Sunday Observer TV magazine had it covered with Season’s Greetings from all the A-list stars of the year in TV. On the cover (above) was GTV9 reporter Mickie de Stoop offering her best wishes for the festive season: “Christmas is for kids, and I hope yours is wonderful no matter …

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