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TWTD Archive – December 12, 1970

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Originally broadcast on WLTD
Saturday, December 12, 1970

FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (12-20-49) Jim and Marian Jordan star. Fibber is decorating his house for Christmas to win the big Wistful Vista prize. Teeny and the kids sing “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (12-19-50) Jack and Mary do their Chirstmas shopping. Jack decides to get Don Wilson a pair of cuff links. Mel Blanc is the department store clerk.

RADIO READER’S DIGEST (12-19-46) “Room for a Stranger” starring Frank Sinatra. On a wartime Christmas Eve, a Navy flier is on his way to see his girl when he gets his orders to report to his base.

BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW (1940s) It’s the night before Christmas and Gracie tells a bedtime story to her pet duck, Herman. Her story puts her to asleep and she dreams she’s at the North Pole and Santa’s bag of toys is stolen by the Wicked Witch. Bill Goodwin is Aladdin; Arthur Q. Brian plays Santa; George Burns plays Prince Valient; Edna Mae Oliver is the Witch; Paul Whiteman in Humpty Dumpty.

SUSPENSE (12-22-57) “Dog Star” with Evelyn Rudi, Dick Beals, Shirley Mitchell, Lou Krugman, Jack Kruschen. At Christmastime, a Russian satellite lands in a little girl’s back yard bringing her an unexpected gift.