Nothing says “Days of our Lives” like the annual Horton ornament hanging at Christmas time. When you have an ornament hung on the Christmas tree at Tom (MacDonald Carey) and Alice’s (Frances Reid) you officially were welcomed to the family.
Over the years through sorrow and passings, and births and marriages, the Christmas time Horton tradition has always brought out the hankies for many a long time viewer of the NBC soap opera.
As the series gets ready to celebrate its 5oth anniversary in November, NBC.com is continuing to post some web gems and clip packages featuring staple moments of the daytime drama series. This time it looks at Christmas in Salem! From John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena (Deidre Hall), Will (Chandler Massey) and Sonny (Freddie Smith) and baby Arianna, to JJ (Casey Moss), Abigail (Kate Mansi) and Jennifer (Melissa Reeves), to Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso), Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) and Victor (John Aniston), to Doug (Bill Hayes) and Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes), check out the selects from the retrospective.
Watch 50 Years of DAYS: Christmas in Salem after the jump. Then let us know, do you look forward to the annual Horton Ornament hanging each Christmas episode? What is your favorite Christmas memory from DAYS over the last 50 years? Who do you hope is together for this Christmas come December on-air? Share your thoughts below!