Smarmy is my word. I've always considered myself as having excellent "smarm radar." Did I miss something about Andy Williams? I liked THE ANDY WILLIAMS SHOW in the 60's and, later, the Christmas shows with his family and the Osmonds all wearing Christmas sweaters, singing AND generally being charming.
I dislike Christmas sweaters now and have for some time. In fact, I don't like Christmas all that much.
I never liked Lawrence Welk. Never. Hated that show, although I would have liked to be one of the Lennon Sisters.
I liked Perry Como too. Was he smarmy?
No, because Perry Como didn't seem to care if we liked him or not.
I listened to Andy Williams singing Moon River a few minutes ago. It was lovely and reminded me of when I was young. Young was great, wasn't it? I miss being young and I miss Andy Williams.
It is what it is.