Coming to DVD from Time Life is a timeless look at one man’s legacy of the holidays with “Bob Hope: Hope for the Holidays.”

Everyone knows there is no place like home for the holidays and it is sung each and every year. One place that might be the exception is Bob Hope’s home with wife Dolores and his family. From December 1950 with “The Comedy Hour,” Hope took the holiday’s seriously bringing love and laughter into our homes.

Each and every year Bob Hope would invite friends from entertainment and sports to celebrate as only he could. Putting them in hilarious situations it just made all of them responsible for putting a smile on our faces during the holidays.

That is what is fantastic about the Time Life “Bob Hope: Hope for the Holidays.” It is a time to revisit some of the best comedy ever in an era where holidays were not complete without Bob Hope. It’s nice to be able to say, “Oh, how I miss…” because with this DVD you don’t have to miss anything ever again.

Red Skelton was a comedian that made me laugh week after week. I loved the way he spoke to a crowd with such delightful expressions. My mother introduced me to Bob Hope and his brand of comedy so imagine my delight when these two icons of comedy get together for the holidays.

Time Life has brought this never-before-released-anywhere, classic collection of the series to fans. For more of what Time Life has to offer fans of classic television visit

The DVD includes A compilation of Bob’s monologues from his many holiday tours for the USO, Bob and Red Skelton (Freddie the Freeloader) experience a small Christmas miracle, Jack Benny visits Santa at the North Pole for a holiday stickup, Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt delivers a Christmas message of historical note, Naomi and Wynonna Judd sing Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, Lily Pons, Robert Cummings and Bob examine a large, mysterious package under the tree, Bob and Dolores Hope sing Silver Bells over a montage of him performing the song with an array of female costars from 17 specials and Clips of the most hilarious Christmas sketches throughout the years.

This DVD is 110 minutes of fantastic memories that can now be shared with our families who didn’t have the chance to experience a Bob Hope Christmas.

For Thanksgiving my family will be revisiting some of the best comedy from an icon who gave us the wrapped-up-with-a-bow gift of comedy for the holidays with “Bob Hope: Hope for the Holidays!”

In the end — it’s time to revisit a treasure!



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