I remember growing up and watching the Donny & Marie variety show with the entire family -- one of the few TV shows we all watched. The live show last night brought back all those happy memories as they sang what I consider their theme song followed by Christmas songs and video clips from their past holiday shows. Then, each performed solo, showcasing their styles and takes on music. Marie's country rock take on Jingle Bell Rock was incredibly energetic, and the girl can sing! We were especially impressed when she appeared in a full kimono and sang Un bel di, vedremo from Madama Butterfly. That. Was. AMAZING. I didn't know she had such a vocal range, and she flawlessly hit those high notes. As for Donny, he still has a great voice and can dance rings around the other younguns on stage.
I think what I enjoyed most about the show is how they seemed to have so much fun doing what they do. They joked with each other and even waded into the audience on more than one occasion. Such a great time, and I think we may try to see their show in Las Vegas the next time we head out there.