Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Vintage Christmas Entertainment

Our family has been enjoying listening to a wide variety of Christmas episodes of old time radio shows this year. It seems that the "holidays" are so politically correct these days that it's almost an effort to remember the true meaning of Christmas. The old radio dramas and comedies from the "golden age of radio" take us back to a simpler, more wholesome time. I like that!


Here are some of my favorites, available free-for-the-listening online:

Fibber McGee & Molly
12-15-1942. Misplaced Christmas Money
12-22-1942. Listening to Christmas Carols
12-21-1943. Looking for a Christmas Tree
12-19-1944. Fibber Snoops for Presents in Closet
12-18-1945. Fibber Paints the Christmas Tree White
12-25-1945. Doc's Gift to McGee
12-24-1946. Fixing Broken Toys for Needy Children
12-16-1947. Making a Fruit Cake from Family Recipe
12-06-1949. Making Christmas Cards

Great Gildersleeve
12-21-1941. Christmas Gift for McGee
12-20-1942. Christmas 1942
12-24-1944. Christmas Eve Program
12-23-1945. Christmas at Home
12-25-1946. Christmas Caroling at Home
12-10-1947. Christmas Shopping
12-24-1947. Christmas Stray Puppy
12-20-1950. Why the Chimes Rang

Hallmark Playhouse
12-23-1948. The Story of Silent Night

Life of Riley
12-17-1944. Christmas Present
12-24-1946. First Christmas
12-27-1947. Special Christmas Present
12-24-1948. Christmas Bonus from Mr. Stevenson

Lum & Abner

12-24-1942. Lum & Abner's Christmas Train Set
12-21-1944. Lum Wants a Leather Desk Set for Christmas
12-25-1944. Lum & Abner's Traditional Christmas Program

The Six Shooter (starring James Stewart)
12-20-1953. Britt Ponsett's Christmas Carol

4 comments:

A Romantic Porch said...

Hey Karla, Hop on over and check out today's posting! Those old radio shows are so neat. When I have time, I'm going to click on those links and see what comes up here...on my computer! *smile* happy day! xorachel

Emily said...

Thank you so much for these links! I can't wait to check them out and listen! I know what you mean about today's politically correct way of celebrating the Saviour's birth. Hope you are enjoying a lovely day! Merry Christmas!

MuseSwings said...

I loved listening to the radio programs! My imagination would run wild - hearing only voices and imagining all the rest. TY does it all for us. We just sit there and stare. A very merry Christmas to you and yours, Karla!
Cynthia

My Journey said...

Thanks for sharing! These are going to be great to listen to! Marry Christmas!!