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Publisher Description

This collection contains six classic Christmas radio productions from the '30s, '40s, and '50s:

"A Christmas Carol" from Campbell Playhouse, with Orson Welles as host and Lionel Barrymore as Ebeneezer Scrooge (December 24, 1939)

"Christmas by Injunction", a dramatization of O. Henry's classic story, from Author's Playhouse (December 21, 1941)

"Miracle on 34th Street" from Lux Radio Theatre, with the stars of the original motion picture: Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, and Edmund Gwenn (December 25, 1949)

"'Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Paul Gallico, from Radio City Playhouse (December 25, 1949)

"Lullaby of Christmas" starring Roddy McDowall and Ruth Hussey, from Family Theater (December 19, 1951)

"All is Bright" from CBS Radio Workshop (December 23, 1956)

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
NARRATOR
Orson Welles, Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, Roddy McDowall, Ruth Hussey
LENGTH
03:50
hr min
RELEASED
2006
21 November
PUBLISHER
Radio Spirits, Inc.
PRESENTED BY
Audible.co.uk
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
102.3
MB

Customer Reviews

alisonpay ,

do you like classic drama

This may be from the era of Orson Wells and golden oldies but it is a little jewel. When you watch an old black and white movie the scratches and lack of colour can dampen the spirit - but with a dramatic reading the magic just shines through. After all the colour and picture comes from you - the quality and vibrance of these actors of the past still ring true. Its fun spotting voices that were to be stars of the future, who only had bit parts at this time. Close your eyes and just let them take you to your own imagination. A bargan at these prices when compared to the cost of newer productions.
And yes there is the added fun of listening to the adverts of the past - the idea that a corporation of soup sellers would claim to be grateful to customers for buying their products - made me want to warm up a cup of something to sit and listen to this story. Buy it and enjoy it - and take it for what it is - nostalgic classic entertainment

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