The Sonny & Cher Christmas Collection Nothing says Christmas like family feuds. And no one battles better than Sonny and Cher — whether they're happily married (as in their '72 and… The Sonny & Cher Christmas Collection Nothing says Christmas like family feuds. And no one battles better than Sonny and Cher — whether they're happily married (as in their '72 and…
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The Sonny & Cher Christmas Collection (2004)

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Details Release Date: Oct 26, 2004; DVD Release Date: Oct 26, 2004; With: Sonny Bono and Cher

Nothing says Christmas like family feuds. And no one battles better than Sonny and Cher — whether they're happily married (as in their '72 and '73 holiday variety specials) or happily divorced (as in '76, when their traditional ''Jingle Bells'' opening is interrupted by a bartender asking two patrons, played by the duo, what gift Cher will be getting Sonny and she says, ''Last year she gave him the shaft!''). Along with more self-referential quips and saucy ''Sonny's Pizza'' sketches, there's also surprising depth. Watch for animated anti-racism and antiwar cover songs, and for four lonely strangers to share a Christmas Eve meal courtesy of a magical maître d'(Captain Kangaroo Bob Keeshan!).

EXTRAS Even the ''Christmas Video Jukebox,'' which cuts straight to the musical numbers, won't get you to Cher's lip-licking rendition of ''O Holy Night'' fast enough.

Originally posted Dec 20, 2004 Published in issue #798 Dec 24, 2004 Order article reprints
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