Phillies alums recall holiday favorites

Phillies alums recall holiday favorites

Phillies alums recall holiday favorites

In the spirit of the holiday season, we've asked some Phillies alumni two questions: What is your favorite holiday song? And what was your favorite toy as a child?

Dick Allen
"White Christmas" by the Temptations
Baseball and glove, 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
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
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
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
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

Ryne Sandberg
"Little Drummer Boy"
Tabletop 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
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
Tonka trucks

Larry Shenk is the vice president of Alumni Relations for the Phillies. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.