Thursday, December 11, 2008


The Wanamaker's Macy's Christmas Holiday Light Show has its Magic Tree back! JFM sent me the proof with a cell phone photo!

Now, JFM and I agree they need to repair the Dancing Waters fountains and restore those to the show, and they need to put John Facenda's voice back on the soundtrack while they're at it. Geesh, how hard could it be to digitize his voice saying "Macy's" instead of "Wanamaker's" at the very end of the narration? Or they could just record all the Wanamaker's Macy's employees giving the Christmas Holiday Greeting to the audience at the end of the show, and play that instead of the final sentence of Facenda's narration.

But hey, we have the tree back. I was afraid that in a cost-cutting measure, Macy's was just SAYING that it was on hiatus for repairs for the past few years, and in reality we'd never see it again. One step at a time, one step at a time. We'll get the COMPLETE Light Show back yet, or die trying. It's a Philadelphia tradition, and this is the first indication I've seen that the NY-based megacorp Gets It, where other localities' traditions are concerned.

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