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A Jack Benny Christmas Vol. 1 | [Jack Benny]

A Jack Benny Christmas Vol. 1

This collection contains four Christmas radio classics from The Jack Benny Program.
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Publisher's Summary

This collection contains four Christmas radio classics from The Jack Benny Program:

  • "Christmas Shopping" (December 12, 1937)
  • "Christmas Open House at Jack's" (December 24, 1939)
  • "Christmas Shopping" (December 22, 1940)
  • "Christmas Shopping on a Shoestring Budget" (December 8, 1946)

For over 20 years, Jack Benny was a star of radio, from its golden age in the 1930s to the 1950s, when he moved to television. Benny, who began his entertainment career in vaudeville with a comic violin act, developed a radio persona as a well-mannered but often comically frustrated - and miserly - eccentric surrounded by a group of oddball characters. The shows feature many hilarious skits.

Hear more collections of radio movie dramatizations, or listen to all of the individual programs by themselves!

© and (P)2006 Radio Spirits, Inc.

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"Jack Benny was among the most beloved American entertainers of the 20th century." (The Museum of Broadcast Communications)

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    Mark Florence, SC, USA 12-01-08
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    "still sparkles"

    These shows are amazing. Benny was decades ahead of his time. It's no wonder so many comedians name him as their primary influence. If you're expecting a Currier and Ives tableau just because this is "nostalgia" radio, forget it. Watch Frosty the Snowman. American stand up begins here. These episodes are hung on the holiday theme, and are a good place to start. But you can download all of Jack Benny's radio shows, and a lot of his TV shows, for free on the Internet. Fitting for a genius who belongs to the ages.

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    Mary Bridgewater, NJ, United States 05-01-08
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    "Forgotten how mean spirited these could be"

    Maybe Christmas is the worst possible season for the archetypal Scrooge of 20th century America. I recall roaring with laughter as I heard many of his programs, but do not recall the Christmas ones. I was surprised at how mean-spirited and repetitive they seemed to me.

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