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TWTD Archive – December 17th, 1994

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday. December 17, 1994

GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (12-24-44) Gildy is feeling blue at Christmastime because he is being sued for breach of promise. WW II setting.

KRAFT MUSIC HALL  (12-14-44) Bing Crosby stars with guest Jerry Colonna. Bing sings “White Christmas,” of course.

WORDS AT WAR (12-26-44) “Scapegoats of History” a WW II Christmas story about bigotry and persecution.

KATE SMITH SHOW (12-24-44) Kate presents the Aldrich Family in a Christmastime sketch. Henry has lost his watch, a gift from Aunt Harriet. Also, Jackie Gleason offers impersonations and tells about his love affair with a juke box.

CAVALCADE OF AMERICA (12-25-44) “America for Christmas” starring Walter Huston in a patriotic WW II show for the holiday.  A group of U.S. servicemen celebrates Christmas on a small island in the Pacific as a USO troup entertains.

JACK BENNY PROGRAM  (12-24-44) A short circuit gives Jack problems as he and Mary trim the Christmas tree.  Jack offers a touching holiday message to our WW II servicemen overseas.