Can you name the celebrities hosting these Christmas specials back in the day?

Try to name all these crooners, country singers and comedians!

The 1970s were a golden age for Christmas specials. Each network wrapped up comedians, crooners, country singers and pop stars to host holiday variety shows. There were jokes, mistletoe, a little dancing and a whole lot of singing. 

But do you remember the celebrities who were ho-ho-hosting these jolly broadcasts? Below, you will find some images from classic network television Christmas specials. They mostly come from the '70s, but there are some from the '60s and '80s, too. We've also included a few TV movies and sitcom reunions. Try not to Scrooge it up! Good luck!
  1. David Bowie popped in for a 'Merrie Olde Christmas' with this crooner in 1977.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  2. Meanwhile, he was starring in 'The Honeymooners Christmas Special' in 1977.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  3. This family reunited for a Christmas movie in 1988 β€”Β with some new family members and new mustaches.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  4. Which country icon is hosting this 1979 special?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  5. Okay, which kooky comedian and sitcom star is dressed up as Santa here?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  6. This late comedian hosted his 'Early, Early, Early Christmas Special' in 1981.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  7. Which Rat Pack member is hosting his 'California Christmas' here in 1977?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  8. These popular Seventies siblings are hosting a 1980 Christmas special in this photo.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  9. Okay, a little tougher β€”Β who is the family member on the right?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  10. This pop duo hosted a Christmas show in 1976, singing "Little Saint Nick" with some sisters in this shot.
    Image: Retroactive Entertainment / ABC
  11. This 1950s sitcom family came 'Home for Christmas' in a 1977 TV movie.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  12. She hosted her 'Christmas Show' in 1963.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  13. This popular singer hosted several Christmas specials over the years. Here he is with family in 1974.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  14. That's Ed McMahon as Santa. But who is hosting this 1967 special? Hint: This singing and dancing actress starred in 'South Pacific' and famously appeared between Beatles sets on 'The Ed Sullivan Show.'
    Image: The Everett Collection
Can you name the celebrities hosting these Christmas specials back in the day?

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SheriHeffner 18 hours ago
14 out of 14. I guessed on the last one and got it right.
MrBill 3 days ago
14/14; easy one for me. Knew 1 thru 13 and got 14 by process of elimination.
Lacey 3 days ago
14 out of 14.
Sorry guys but this was not your most challenging quiz.
Brownthunder 5 days ago
9 was tough, he looked like a girl
KatHat 5 days ago
You got 14 out of 14
Well done, neighbor. Let's sing a jolly song together.
MrsPhilHarris 6 days ago
14/14 I loved those old Christmas specials.
BrownieMom 6 days ago
You got 14 out of 14
Well done, neighbor. Let's sing a jolly song together.
rycki1138 7 days ago
14 out of 14
Well done, neighbor. Let's sing a jolly song together.
anthony 7 days ago
14/14......Smokin.....πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒHavn't got two perfect scores in a row in a long time.Woo Hoo!!!!!
BrittReid 7 days ago
14/14.........Bing and The Thin White Duke .
leebilly 7 days ago
Thank you for new quiz,,,,, 14 right out of 14 correct
teire 7 days ago
14/14. Those Andy Williams Christmas specials were a nice tradition, very soothing.


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