Well, we made it and if you’re one of the few who came here today to hear more Christmas music, I don’t want to disappoint you but I probably will.

It’s Christmas Eve and I expect a lot of regular listeners have a lot of things to today. With that in mind, I opted for something different instead of music. I didn’t think it made sense to spend a couple of hours putting together one final Christmas medley when I anticipated very few listeners. For the record, I don’t blame anyone for being a little too busy today.

Instead of music, I am presenting two classic radio broadcasts, both of them with Christmas Eve as a major part of the storyline.

The first is the 1947 Lux Radio Theater production of It’s A Wonderful Life, starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. It’s a 49-minute production, and yes, I deleted the commercials.

The second is a 1939 Campbell Playhouse production of A Christmas Carol, starring the immortal Lionel Barrymore as Scrooge and the equally immortal Orson Welles as the narrator. The play lasts 45 minutes, and again, it is commercial free.

I will be taking a few days off and will return on December 28. To each one of you, I wish you a safe, peaceful, and very Merry Christmas!

Christmas Memories … That’s What We’re All About

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