Celebrate Christmas along with radio's greatest performers, characters and programs. These timeless holiday classics include moving and mirthful comedies, wholesome dramas, and adventurous missions of mercy. May these 21 digitally restored and remastered tales of nostalgia and nativity bring you cheer and become a part of your own Christmas traditions.
Prudence Wallflower tours the country, making live appearances. She connects people with loved ones who have passed on. However, her reputation as a clairvoyant medium is failing, and even Prudence has begun to doubt herself. She has never seen a ghost, but receives impressions from the dead. This all changes when the ghost of a detective appears to her in bodily form and demands her help to solve a murder.
"Good start & I can't wait for what comes next!"
This collection contains six classic Christmas radio productions from the '30s, '40s, and '50s.
"Great old shows!"
Orson Welles' dramatic anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air, infamous for its Halloween broadcast of War of the Worlds, found a sponsor and became Campbell Playhouse in December 1938. The program continued to feature the charismatic and fiery Welles as both a host and an actor. The great Lionel Barrymore portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge in Campbell Playhouse's annual performance of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Crime and suspense for the holidays! This collection contains five classic radio programs from the '40s and '50s.
The holiday spirit has forsaken Simon Harris. A recent reminder of the man who used and then left him sends lonely Simon on a glum visit to his club to while away a few hours. A breath of fresh air in the form of Christopher Andrews is about to enter his stale life. Performer of many talents and faces, Christopher gained entrée into the club to win money at cards. Unfortunately, he's losing. But the evening needn't be a complete disappointment as he strikes up a friendship with a gentleman which ends in a bedroom.
This collection contains five Christmas radio classics from The Great Gildersleeve.
This Christmas comedy collection contains seven classic radio programs from the '40s and '50s.
This adaptation of Dickens' much loved "Ghost Story of Christmas" is subtitled "Scrooge and the Three Spirits" and concentrates on the miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge's dealings with the spirits that visit him on Christmas Eve to bring about his redemption.
For many, the Christmas season can be filled with distractions and anxiety rather than the joy and peace it is supposed to bring. In The Christmas Spirit, his first holiday book, Joel Osteen offers uplifting and inspiring stories of family and friends celebrating Christmas traditions that will help readers return to the essence of the holiday by practicing the principles taught by our Savior, Jesus Christ, whose birth we celebrate that day. With these stories, Joel reminds us all of what is truly important in life.
"Excellent book to get you in the Christmas spirit!"
This collection contains four Christmas radio classics from The Jack Benny Program.
"The Old Money Miser!!!"
The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come discover that they must answer for their shocking holiday blunders. The three careless spooks misunderstood the slurred words of a toothless Jacob Marley and accidentally haunted Albert Netterscrudge instead of Ebenezer Scrooge. As a result of their visitations, Albert inspires a generation of ghost hunters. Christmas transforms from a holiday of spiritual good will to a holiday of seeking spirits.
Set in Dodge City, Kansas, in the 1870s, Gunsmoke aired on CBS Radio until June 1961. William Conrad starred as U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon, and he was joined by three other regulars: Howard McNear as "Doc" Charles Adams; Georgia Ellis as Kitty Russell; and Parley Baer as Chester Proudfoot. This episode originally aired on December 20, 1952.
The Spirit of XXX-Mas Future takes Splooge to a pawn shop owned by Old Joe, a dirty old man who offers to pay to pay his customer a tidy sum to have has sex with Tommy, the neighborhood hustler - while he watches. He soon discovers that the customer is a rough dom top who's ready to use cigarette smoke, beer, and a firm hand to show bottom slut Tommy who's boss.
This collection contains five Christmas radio classics from The Jack Benny Program.
Brennan Henry doesn't have time for holly and jolly. He's been too busy boosting the bottom line for the family business. That is, until his eccentric grandfather hands over a lot of money to a stranger on the street. Some nonsense about her being the true spirit of Christmas. Yeah, right. All Brennan can see is he's now got a situation on his hands with one Mary Paige Gentry.
Christmas is coming! Bells jingle, sleds dash through the snow, trees are topped with sparkling stars, and children everywhere dream of candy canes and presents. But the best gift of all - the most magical gift of the season - is when we spend Christmas with those we love.
This Christmas comedy collection contains six classic radio programs from the '30s, '40s, and '50s.
"They still have it!"
In this uplifting and humorous story, John, a stressed-out working father, embarks on a journey to reconnect with the true meaning of today's Christmas. This full-cast dramatization features vivid sound effects that set each scene, accompanied by unforgettable original music. Filled with an inspirational message of hope, The Spirit of Christmas Day is a new holiday tradition for the whole family to enjoy together.