Despite being off the road in 1986 during The Monkees' 20th Anniversary activities, Michael Nesmith attended a Monkees concert in disguise at Arlington Stadium in Texas on June 22. "I thought they did a great job," Nesmith told a Texas newspaper at the time. "As a matter of fact, I called Micky the next day and told him I thought it was sensational." Nez finally joined Dolenz, Jones, and Tork onstage for the encore performance at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California on September 7.
All four Monkees also took part in filming a Christmas medley music video for MTV in early December 1986. The video featured Michael as "Santa Claus" and was in heavy rotation on the cable network during the holiday season. After filming, the quartet hosted a party at a Manhattan nightclub to celebrate the end of a very successful year for The Monkees.
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