A CHRISTMAS PORTRAIT
"Merry Christmas everyone! And welcome to the joy of the holiday season! It’s that time of the year when spirits are high, and all our dreams and fantasies can come true. It’s the best time of year when the best things of all happen…
with a little magic."
~ Karen & Richard Carpenter
The Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait, 1978 TV Special
"CARPENTERS TRIBUTE CONCERT: A CHRISTMAS PORTRAIT" - PROMO VIDEO
The Carpenters' Christmas records still top "Favorite Holiday Album" lists every year.
Direct from Las Vegas- Carpenters Tribute Concert: A Christmas Portrait, starring Sally Olson as Karen Carpenter and Ned Mills as Richard Carpenter, takes the audience back in time to an old fashioned Christmas. The show recreates the nostalgia of the Carpenters' 1977 and 1978 Christmas TV Specials, in addition to the silly and endearing humor that will make you feel like a kid again! The show features the holiday classics "Merry Christmas, Darling", "Sleigh Ride", "The Christmas Song” and much more, and includes many of the Carpenters’ greatest hits. Sally Olson is the first-ever Karen Carpenter tribute artist to perform with the world-renowned Las Vegas review Legends in Concert.
Carpenters Tribute Concert: A Christmas Portrait features a powerful live band, historical commentary, lovely arrangements and video, taking audiences on an incredible journey down memory lane into the world of the Carpenters – the world’s only authentic Carpenters production in sight and sound.
Christmas show photos by Don Cadette
SET LIST (90 minute show)
Medley: Winter Wonderland / Silver Bells / White Christmas
Medley: It's Christmas Time / Don't Be Afraid / Sing
Peanuts Christmas Medley: Christmas Time Is Here / Oh, Christmas Tree / Charlie Brown Theme
The Christmas Song
(There's No Place Like) Home for The Holidays
Piano Feature: Oh, Holy Night
The First Snowfall / Let It Snow
Spike Jones Parody of Close To You
Piano Picker (Karen’s Drum Feature)
New Year's Resolution
Merry Christmas, Darling
Carol of The Bells
(They Long To Be) Close To You
For All We Know
Top of The World
Ticket To Ride
I Won’t Last A Day Without You
Hurting Each Other
Rainy Days And Mondays
Goodbye To Love
We've Only Just Begun