|One of my all time favorite Christmas Albums was by Williams
In some ways, he already was. His brand of entertainment, where we could enjoy a family special without the sex, drugs and bathroom humor, went the way of the butter churn ages ago. Yet when you watch those specials, and realize that yes, it was just Hollywood after all, you still realize that there was something about 'the family special' that made producers aim toward that audience. Somewhere in America, family was still that important. Today, watch the specials. You'll see what's important now. Goodbye Mr. Williams, you and your era, for all its flaws, will be missed for all its best qualities. Qualities that you seemed to possess in plenty.