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TWTD Archive – December 7, 1996

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, December 7, 1996

TOWN HALL TONIGHT  (12-22-37) Fred Allen stars with Portland Hoffa and guest Jack Benny in a Christmastime broadcast.  Jack tries to sell his Maxwell to Fred. The Mighty Allen Art Players present a Christmas fable, “Santa Claus on Strike.”

DORIS DAY SHOW (12-23-53) Guest Jack Kirkwood joins Doris for this holiday program.  Someone has stolen announcer Don Wilson’s Santa Claus suit.  Doris sings “Here Comes Santa Claus” and “Silver Bells.”

FRED WARING SHOW (12-22-48) Fred and the Pennsylvanians present three English carols, a lengthy version of “Jingle Bells” an “Uncle Lumpy” story and “The Song of Christmas Eve.”

GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (12-8-48) Gildy has done some early Christmas shopping, but the gifts he bought have disappeared.

OUR SPECIAL GUEST is big band historian KARL PEARSON who talks about “Big Bands from Chicago.”