Holiday Favorites

In the spirit of the holiday season, we’ve asked some Phillies Alumni two questions:

What is your favorite holiday song and favorite toy as a child?

Dick Allen
White Christmas by the Temptations
Baseball and glove, and basketball

Larry Andersen
Silver Bells
Hockey game and electric football set

Jack Baldschun
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
My bike

John Briggs
White Christmas
Lionel electric train set

Rico Brogna
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Eagles plastic football helmet, white with green eagle wing; old school cool

Don Carman
O Holy Night
Baseball bat

Dave Cash
Silent Night
Roy Rogers bicycle

John Denny
Handel’s Messiah
Robot Commando; it was 2-3 feet tall, moved its arms and shot missiles

Jim Eisenreich
My favorite toy was a dart gun. It would shoot little suction cup darts that would stick to the wall or the tv, but wouldn’t stick to my little brother

Bill Giles
All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
Army fort and soldiers set

Doug Glanville
The Christmas Song
Intellivision. The game system that competed with Atari back then

Tommy Greene
Silent Night
Hot Wheels toy cars and race track

Danny Jackson
I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas
The video game pong when it first came out. It was black and white on the television set but I thought that was cool to play. Bad thing is all the aunts and uncles hogged the game and the kids hardly got to play on Christmas day

Brad Lidge
Frosty The Snowman
Millennium falcon star wars ship

Mike Lieberthal
Electric train set.

Greg Luzinski
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Chicago Bears football helmet and uniform

Pete Mackanin
Feliz Navidad
Model cars

Don Money
Silent Night
Toy trucks, dump trucks…..any kind of trucks

Jamie Moyer
Jingle Bells

Lance Parrish
O Holy Night
BB gun…long, long time ago

Dan Plesac
All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
I remember one year I got the game Battleship and thought it was the coolest thing in the world

Ron Reed
White Christmas by Bing Crosby
Roy Rogers cap gun and holster set. Many bad guys bit the dust with this lethal weapon in my hand

Ryne Sandberg
Little Drummer Boy
Table top NHL Hockey game and electronic football game

Mike Schmidt
O Come All Ye Faithful
Fanner 50 cap gun

Matt Stairs
O Holy Night
Hockey stick 

Jim Thome
Tonka trucks

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