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TWTD Archive – December 21, 1996

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, December 21, 1996

PHIL HARRIS – ALICE FAYE SHOW (12-18-48) Phil promises his daughters that they will see Santa this Christmas Eve, so he hires a guy to play Santa for them.  The “guy” turns out to be guest Jack Benny.

READER’S DIGEST RADIO EDITION (12-19-46) “Room For a Stranger” starring Frank Sinatra as a Navy flyer hoping to see his girl at home on Christmas Eve. He receives a telegram from his commanding officer cancelling his leave.

GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (12-22-48) Gildy wants a simple family Christmas this year. Harold Peary stars.

SUSPENSE (12-20-59) “Korean Christmas Carol.” A soldier recalls an incident that took place in 1951, during the Korean war.

A CHRISTMAS SING WITH BING (12-24-61) Bing Crosby stars with Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Katherine Crosby and Jo Stafford, with Paul Weston and the orchestra and the Norman Luboff Choir.