This is probably the best Christmas special I've ever seen! Julie Andrews, Placido Domingo, and John Denver were at their very best. The music soared and the pacing was perfect. I would dearly love to obtain a VHS or DVD of this magnificent production! The scenery of Austria, the cathedral where a portion of the concert was filmed, and the fantasy sequence left me enthralled. John Denver's skiing segment (while initially seeming out of place) turned out to be just right, because his light and airy musical style demonstrated the wonder and fun of Austrian winter sports. Julie's duet with Placido Domingo was musically perfect. The three-part harmony in the fantasy sequence lifted my spirit to new heights, while the waltzing of the "spirits" was lovely beyond words. There is nothing so graceful as a true Viennese waltz, and this scene was done to perfection.
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