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TWTD Archive – December 18, 1971

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Originally broadcast on WLTD
Saturday, December 18, 1971

CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE (12-24-39) Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” starring Lionel Barrymore as Ebenezer Scrooge, narrated by Orson Welles.  A classic hour-long broadcast version of the classic holiday story, immortalized on radio by Mr. Barrymore.

AMOS ‘N’ ANDY (12-24-50) starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll as radio’s all-time favorites.  The Christmas Show:  Andy wants to get a doll for Amos’ daughter so he gets a job as Santa Claus in a department store to earn one for her.  Later, Amos tells her the meaning of the Lord’s Prayer.  A classic show, repeated often through the years.

PLUS–  Kaltenmeyer’s Kindergarten; clips from the Wally Phillips 1964 Christmas Eve broadcast; Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s On First” routine.