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"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


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)

Sleigh Ride

Christmas Waltz

Medley: Winter Wonderland / Silver Bells / White Christmas

Ave Maria

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)

Gershwin Medley

New Year's Resolution

Merry Christmas, Darling

 Carol of The Bells

Hits Medley:

(They Long To Be) Close To You

For All We Know

Top of The World

Ticket To Ride

Only Yesterday

I Won’t Last A Day Without You

Hurting Each Other


Rainy Days And Mondays

Goodbye To Love

We've Only Just Begun