Imagine a new documentary that tells the stories behind
our most popular and beloved Christmas songs
There were so many Christmas songs written
during the past 300 years that it will take about seven hours to tell all of
So, the planned two-hour movie has now been converted into a six-hour
The most interesting section of this vast time
frame was from 1933 to 1952. No less than 28 new songs were introduced then.
All of them sold millions of records and copies of sheet music. Because so
many people are still living who will remember these events, we will make the
episodes covering this period first.
Some very exciting non-musical scenes of history
will also be woven into the song stories. These will be three Santa's
Workshops with the actual toys of the era. These will be 1933, 1943,
This archive is a Non-Profit corporation that will make an historic
Christmas movie for television. This production will feature the
history of American Christmas songs. It is designed to entertain
while teaching history. This concept was used by Walt Disney for
The audience will get to experience the amazing atmosphere in the
country when a new Christmas song hit. In many cases this was on
Most of these songs came to us during the years from 1933 to 1958.
It was a golden age indeed. The scenes of jubilation when a new
song was introduced will be recreated in minute detail. The movie
will be produced in the new ultra High Definition format. This system
known as 4K yields glorious color and extreme clarity. So the shelf
life will be a good for at least one hundred years.
I have no doubt that people will want to see this beautiful history
every Christmas season.
“The American Festival of Christmas” is a for profit corporation
which owns all of the props and paintings that will be used in the
production. This corporation is actually Tom Carlisle’s Christmas
light business. It was founded in 1975.
New IRS rules allow these two organizations to work together while
producing the movie.
Pre production work will start as soon as the first funding comes
in. At this time the cost of production is estimated to be $600,000.
For more information beyond this website please type in Thomas Carlisle
on YouTube. There you will find many historic videos involving this
Thank You, Thomas H. Carlisle