Dennis Marsh is a country boy at heart, born 22-02-51, under the stars, literally, on the verandah of his grandparents home in Te Kuiti.
He grew up loving the outdoor living ~ hunting, shooting, fishing, horse riding, which was very much part of his early years.
His Dad’s work on sheep stations meant many moves during Dennis’s early schooling years. From the small village of Ongarue, to Waimiha, Ngkonui (not far from Taumarunui) and to Kuratau.
He attended Tongariro High School and he referred to himself as ‘not the brightest light’ in the family! He was a School Prefect, not by his choice but by the people’s choice! After spending a couple of years in the 5th Form, trying desperately to learn things that didn’t seem to matter, Dennis decided to do an apprenticeship as a Carpenter/Joiner. 1969 he said ‘Goodbye’ to his parents and 9 brothers and sisters to travel to the Hostel in the ‘Big Smoke’ to begin his trade.
Dennis was not used to the hustle and bustle of city life where trains and buses replaced horses and tractors! While in the Hostel he played Rugby (in a church group), volley ball, indoor basketball and ran school camps.
1. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
2. If Every Day Was Liken Christmas
3. Jingle Bells
4. Blue Christmas
5. Mary's Boy Child
6. Santa Looks A Lot Like Daddy
7. I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus
8. Pretty Paper
9. Please Daddy Don't Get Drunk This Christmas
10. Medley: Away In A Manager, Silent Night, Silver Bells
11. Christmas In New Zealand