SPEND CHRISTMAS EVE
WITH THE STARS OF YESTERDAY
EACH VOLUME CONTAINS 4 FULL HOURS OF "CHRISTMAS RADIO PROGRAMS FROM THE PAST"
"CHRISTMAS RADIO PROGRAMS FROM THE PAST" provides, a unique and thoughtful-gift for your family, relatives and friends. Purchase several and eliminate that last minute shopping, heavy traffic and crowds. Here is a gift that will be appreciated throughout the year.
CHRISTMAS OF THE PAST VOLUME - 2
- LUX RADIO THEATER - "A STAR IS BORN" with Judy Garland and Walter Pidgeon. The story of a small town girl who comes to Hollywood. First broadcast on December 28,1942.
- GUNSMOKE - It's Christmas eve and Matt finds himself miles from Dodge City without a horse. Just then a stranger rides up and offers him a ride into town. This was Gunsmoke's Christmas Show on December 20, 1952.
- BING CROSBY SHOW - Bing's guest is Al Jolson. This December 28, 1949 show is filled with fun and music.
- COMMAND PERFORMANCE - If ever a radio broadcast had a number of top stars all on one show, this is it. This special two hour Christmas show was produced by the Armed Forces Radio Service for broadcast to service men around the world. It combines music, comedy, and drama with the talents of the following stars:
- ANDY RUSSELL
- GLORIA De HAVEN
- BOB HOPE
- BING CROSBY DINAH SHORE
- HERBERT MARSHALL
- JIMMY DURANTE
- JACK BENNY MEL BLANC
- EDGAR BERGEN & CHARLIE McCARTHY
- LAURITZ MELCHIOR ROBERT YOUNG
- MARVIN MILLER
- HY AVERBACK
The date of this broadcast was December 25, 1948.
CHRISTMAS OF THE PAST VOLUME - 3
- THE VICTORY PARADE OF SPOTLIGHT BANDS
- NO SCHOOL TODAY - ARTHUR GODFREY
- ARTHUR GODFREY CHRISTMAS SHOW
- THE CAVALCADE OF AMERICA - "The Blessings of Liberty"
- AMOS AND ANDY - "New Years Show".
- GUNSMOKE - "Pucket's New Year"
- HALLMARK PLAYHOUSE - "One Foot in Heaven"
- LIGHTS OUT - "Meteor Man"
- LUX RADIO THEATER - "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town"
CHRISTMAS OF THE PAST VOLUME - 4
- FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY - The lost keys
- THE VOICE OF FIRESTONE - December 23,1946.
- CAVALCADE OF AMERICA- Names on the Land.
- DUFFY'S TAVERN - A Christmas Story - December 22,1947.
- AMOS AND ANDY - December 24,1946
- KRAFT MUSIC HALL WITH AL JOLSON - Guest David Niven - February 26, 1948.
- THE THEATRE GUILD ON THE AIR - George Orwell's book "1984"
CHRISTMAS OF THE PAST VOLUME - 5
- CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE - "A Christmas Carol" with Lionel Barrymore. This is the hour long presentation that was broadcast on December 24, 1939. Directed by Orson Welles. Its a classic that you will want to hear again and again.
- HOLLYWOOD SOUND STAGE - "The Postman Always Rings Twice" with Richard Widmark. This radio play is based on the motion picture. Broadcast on January 24, 1952.
- JACK BENNY SHOW - This is Jack's Christmas show broadcast on December 27, 1942. Lots of jokes, fun, and a surprise appearance by Fred Alien.
- LUX RADIO THEATER - "This Love of Ours" with Rita Hayworth. Broadcast on February 4,1946.
- AMOS AND ANDY - This is their famous Christmas Show that they did for so many years. This show was broadcast on December 24, 1950. Andy gets a job as Santa Claus.
- EDGAR BERGEN & CHARLIE McCARTHY - Their Christmas show of December 26, 1954, with guest star Hopalong Cassidy. A treat for the entire family.
CHRISTMAS OF THE PAST VOLUME - 6
- LUM AND ABNER - Lum pretends he broke his leg to avoid having dinner with the Widow Abernathy. This is one of the 30 minute shows with all commercials. It was performed before a live audience. 1948.
- BURNS AND ALLEN - Gracie believes that a gold digger is after Bill Goodwin for his money. 10/3/44
- LUX RADIO THEATER - "The Petrified Forest" with Ronald Coleman.
- EDDIE CANTOR SHOW - with Abbott and Costello. 5/6/48
- THE WHISTLER - "Uncle Ben's Widow"
- OUR MISS BROOKS - "The Vanishing Hobo" Over the Christmas holiday, Miss Brooks does research for an article on Hobos.
- HALLMARK PLAYHOUSE - The Life of Benjamin Franklin is portrayed by Lionel Barrymore.
CHRISTMAS OF THE PAST VOLUME - 9
- THE LONE RANGER -"Missing Christmas Bells" Program No. 1554. Broadcast December 1946. A man accused of murder disguises himself as a preacher.
- JACK BENNY SHOW - "Christmas Show of 1957" Mel Blanc plays a sales clerk about to have a nervous breakdown because Jack cannot decide on a gift for Don Wilson.
- FIRST NIGHTER - "Little Town of Bethlehem" The story of the first Christmas. THE JIMMY DURANTE SHOW - Jimmy is joined by his guest Margaret O'Brien on this Christmas show. NO SCHOOL TODAY - Big Jon and Sparkie talk about Chapter 349 of the serial "General Comet of the Universe Patrol". December 25, 1954.
- A WESTERN CHRISTMAS CAROL - James Stewart stars as a cowboy telling his version of A Christmas Carol to a small boy who has decided to run away.
- THE BICKERSONS - Don Ameche and Frances Langford star as John and Blanch Bickerson.
- THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE - "Baby's First Christmas" Gildy's friends attend a Christmas party along with the abandon baby Gildy found.
- OUR MISS BROOKS - "Connie 's Lonely Christmas" Did Connie Brooks dream about a small boy selling her a magic Christmas Tree or did it really happen?
- BOB HOPE SHOW - Bob decides to take a job playing Santa Claus for a party held at the home of Vera Vague. December 22, 1957.
- THE STRING OF BLUE BEADS - Miami Florida's first television star, Alex Gibson, reads this beautiful Christmas story taken from the pages of the Reader's Digest. December 22, 1957.
CHRISTMAS OF THE PAST VOLUME - 10
- A Christmas Package of Stars: President Harry S. Truman
- The Lone Ranger - The Three Wise Men
- Dimension X - The Green Hills of Earth
- Challenge of the Yukon - The Man With the Red Coat
- Hallmark Playhouse - Goodbye Mr. Chips
- Amos and Andy - Christmas Show 1950
- Kraft Music Hall - Al Jolson with guest Larry Parks
- Screen Directors Playhouse - Miracle on 34th Street
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