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TWTD Archive – December 27, 1997

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, December 27, 1997

CHARLIE McCARTHY SHOW (12-26-54) It’s the day after Christmas and William “Hopalong Cassidy” Boyd visits Edgar Bergen and Company. Mortimer Snerd claims he saw Santa last night. Charlie tells Hoppy of a dream he had about Hoppy thwarting a reindeer strike.

CASEY, CRIME PHOTOGRAPHER (12-25-47) “Santa Claus of Bum Boulevard” stars Statts Cotsworth  as Casey. A stranger has made an annual event of handing out money on Hackett street (“Bum Boulevard”).

LUX RADIO THEATRE (3-1-55) “The Bishop’s Wife” starring Cary Grant and Phyllis Thaxter with Les Tremayne. A Christmas fantasy about a suave angel who comes to earth to help a bishop and his wife raise money for a new church.

COUPLE NEXT DOOR (12-29-58) Betsy finds a mysterious Christmas present still under the tree.

RADIO CITY PLAYHOUSE (12-25-49) “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.”  Two reporters must find an unusual gift for the wife of their managing editor. Story by Paul Gallico.

PHIL HARRIS – ALICE FAYE SHOW (12-26-48) It’s the day after Christmas and Phil is unhappy that he didn’t get a gift from his sponsor.