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Sunday 12/21
12:00 am – 1:00 am Bing's Basement
Bing's Basement

"Christmas Hour" Bing Crosby.

1:00 am – 1:30 am The Bob Hope Show
The Bob Hope Show

"Guest: Bing Crosby" from December 25, 1950.

1:30 am – 2:00 am The Bing Crosby Show
The Bing Crosby Show

"Quarter Hour Christmas 23"

2:00 am – 2:30 am The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

"The Night Before Christmas" from December 24, 1945. Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce.

2:30 am – 3:00 am The Falcon
The Falcon

"Unwelcome Christmas Present" from December 24, 1950. Les Damon.

3:00 am – 3:30 am Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Christmas Story" from December 20, 1952. William Conrad, Parley Baer, Howard McNear, Georgia Ellis, Lawrence Dobkin, Harry Bartell, John Dehner.

3:30 am – 4:00 am The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Greatest Story Ever Told

"Flight Into Egypt" from the 1940s.

4:00 am – 4:30 am Richard Diamond, Private Detective
Richard Diamond, Private Detective

"A Christmas Carol" from December 24, 1949. Dick Powell.

4:30 am – 5:00 am This Is Your FBI
This Is Your FBI

"The Return Of St. Nick" from December 21, 1950. Stacy Harris.

5:00 am – 5:30 am Grand Central Station
Grand Central Station

"Miracle For Christmas" from December 24, 1949. Mason Adams, Ralph Platten, Gilbert Mack, Walter Greaza, Madeleine Pearce.

5:30 am – 6:00 am Dragnet
Dragnet

".22 Rifle For Christmas" from December 21, 1951. Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough.

6:00 am – 7:00 am Campbell Playhouse
Campbell Playhouse

"A Christmas Carol" from December 23, 1938. Orson Welles, Hiram Sherman, Ray Collins, Frank Readick, Eustace Wyatt, Arthur Anderson, Alfred Shirley, Alice Frost, Brenda Forbes, Joseph Cotten, Anna Stafford, Kingsley Colton, George Spelvin.

7:00 am – 7:30 am Exploring The Unknown
Exploring The Unknown

"The Christmas Cloud" from December 21, 1947. Morey Amsterdam.

7:30 am – 8:00 am Lum and Abner
Lum and Abner

"Christmas Story" from December 25, 1941. Chester Lauck, Norris Goff.

8:00 am – 8:30 am The Great Gildersleeve
The Great Gildersleeve

"Christmas Eve" from December 24, 1944. Harold Peary.

8:30 am – 9:00 am The Great Gildersleeve
The Great Gildersleeve

"Gildy And Hooker Feud At Christmas" from December 16, 1953. Willard Waterman.

9:00 am – 9:30 am The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Setting Up Christmas Tree" from December 21, 1952.

9:30 am – 9:50 am The Couple Next Door
The Couple Next Door

"Christmas Day" from December 25, 1958. Peg Lynch, Alan Bunce.

9:50 am – 10:00 am Stan Freberg
Stan Freberg

"Christmas Dragnet"

10:00 am – 10:30 am Dark Fantasy
Dark Fantasy

"The House Of Bread" from December 26, 1941. Scott Bishop.

10:30 am – 11:00 am Suspense
Suspense

"Back For Christmas" from December 23, 1943. Peter Lorre.

11:00 am – 11:30 am The Mysterious Traveler
The Mysterious Traveler

"Christmas Story" from December 25, 1951. Maurice Tarplin.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Romance of the Ranchos
Romance of the Ranchos

"Christmas At San Gabriel" from December 24, 1941.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Bing's Basement
Bing's Basement

"Christmas Hour" Bing Crosby.

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm The Bob Hope Show
The Bob Hope Show

"Guest: Bing Crosby" from December 25, 1950.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm The Bing Crosby Show
The Bing Crosby Show

"Quarter Hour Christmas 23"

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

"The Night Before Christmas" from December 24, 1945. Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm The Falcon
The Falcon

"Unwelcome Christmas Present" from December 24, 1950. Les Damon.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Christmas Story" from December 20, 1952. William Conrad, Parley Baer, Howard McNear, Georgia Ellis, Lawrence Dobkin, Harry Bartell, John Dehner.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Greatest Story Ever Told

"Flight Into Egypt" from the 1940s.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Richard Diamond, Private Detective
Richard Diamond, Private Detective

"A Christmas Carol" from December 24, 1949. Dick Powell.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm This Is Your FBI
This Is Your FBI

"The Return Of St. Nick" from December 21, 1950. Stacy Harris.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Grand Central Station
Grand Central Station

"Miracle For Christmas" from December 24, 1949. Mason Adams, Ralph Platten, Gilbert Mack, Walter Greaza, Madeleine Pearce.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Dragnet
Dragnet

".22 Rifle For Christmas" from December 21, 1951. Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm When Radio Was
When Radio Was

The Great Gildersleeve "Gildy's Christmas Woes" from December 20, 1942. Radio Reader's Digest "Room For A Stranger" from December 19, 1946.

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Candy Matson
Candy Matson

"Jack Frost" from December 19, 1949. Natalie Masters, Helen Kleeb, Lou Tobin, John Grover, Henry Leff, Jack Thomas.

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm The Whistler
The Whistler

"Delayed Christmas Present" from December 26, 1948. Joan Banks, Jack Petruzzi.

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm The Great Gildersleeve
The Great Gildersleeve

"Christmas Eve" from December 24, 1944. Harold Peary.

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm The Great Gildersleeve
The Great Gildersleeve

"Gildy And Hooker Feud At Christmas" from December 16, 1953. Willard Waterman.

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Setting Up Christmas Tree" from December 21, 1952.

9:30 pm – 9:50 pm The Couple Next Door
The Couple Next Door

"Christmas Day" from December 25, 1958. Peg Lynch, Alan Bunce.

9:50 pm – 10:00 pm Stan Freberg
Stan Freberg

"Christmas Dragnet"

10:00 pm – 10:30 pm Dark Fantasy
Dark Fantasy

"The House Of Bread" from December 26, 1941. Scott Bishop.

10:30 pm – 11:00 pm Suspense
Suspense

"Back For Christmas" from December 23, 1943. Peter Lorre.

11:00 pm – 11:30 pm The Mysterious Traveler
The Mysterious Traveler

"Christmas Story" from December 25, 1951. Maurice Tarplin.

11:30 pm – Sunday Midnight Romance of the Ranchos
Romance of the Ranchos

"Christmas At San Gabriel" from December 24, 1941.

Monday 12/22
12:00 am – 12:30 am The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

"The Blue Carbuncle" from March 13, 1955. Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud.

12:30 am – 1:00 am Nick Carter, Master Detective
Nick Carter, Master Detective

"The Case Of The Phantom Shoplifter" from December 25, 1949. Lon Clark.

1:00 am – 1:30 am Damon Runyan Theatre
Damon Runyan Theatre

"Dancing Dan's Christmas" from November 28, 1950. John Brown.

1:30 am – 2:00 am Fibber McGee and Molly
Fibber McGee and Molly

"Best Christmas Decorations" from December 20, 1949. Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan.

2:00 am – 2:30 am Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"The Missing Mouse Matter" from December 23, 1956. Bob Bailey, Mary Jane Croft, Howard McNear, Parley Baer, G. Stanley Jones, Bill James, Lawrence Dobkin, Richard Beals.

2:30 am – 3:00 am Broadway Is My Beat
Broadway Is My Beat

"The Nick Norman Case" from December 24, 1949. Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Gil Stratton, Howard McNear, Hal March, Bert Holland, Estelle Dodge, Shep Menken, Peggy Webber.

3:00 am – 3:30 am Suspense
Suspense

"A Present For Benny" from December 13, 1955. Jack Kruschen, Stacy Harris, Eve McVeagh, Benny Rubin, Junius Matthews, Joseph Kearns.

3:30 am – 4:00 am Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"The Carmen Kringle Matter" from December 22, 1957. Bob Bailey.

4:00 am – 4:30 am The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Buying Don Cuff Links For Christmas" from December 2, 1951.

4:30 am – 5:00 am The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Addressing Christmas Cards" from December 7, 1952.

5:00 am – 5:30 am The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"George Washington Slept Here" from December 20, 1942. The broadcast originated from Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

5:30 am – 6:00 am The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Christmas Shopping In New York" from December 11, 1938. The broadcast originated from New York City.

6:00 am – 6:30 am Family Theatre
Family Theatre

"The Littlest Angel" from December 21, 1949. Loretta Young, Jeffrey Silver, Ken Christy.

6:30 am – 7:00 am The Charlie McCarthy Show
The Charlie McCarthy Show

"The Night Before Christmas" from December 24, 1944. Edgar Bergen.

7:00 am – 7:30 am The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

"Guest: Laughton and Lanchester" from December 21, 1943. Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester.

7:30 am – 8:00 am The Red Skelton Show
The Red Skelton Show

"The Little Christmas Tree" from December 19, 1951.

8:00 am – 9:00 am Lux Radio Theatre
Lux Radio Theatre

"It's A Wonderful Life" from March 10, 1947. Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, Victor Moore. Stewart would also star in the Screen Director's Playhouse 30-minute version of "It's A Wonderful Life" in 1949.

9:00 am – 9:30 am Theatre Royal
Theatre Royal

"A Christmas Carol" from December 24, 1953. Laurence Olivier.

9:30 am – 10:00 am Screen Director's Playhouse
Screen Director's Playhouse

"Miracle On 34th Street" from December 21, 1950. Edmund Gwenn. Gwenn was 72 when he took home the Supporting Actor Oscar for playing Santa Claus. He was the oldest winner in that category at the time and held the mark until 1976 when George Burns won at age 80 for "The Sunshine Boys."

10:00 am – 10:30 am The Whistler
The Whistler

"Three Wise Guys" from December 24, 1950. John Brown, Jack Moyles, Marvin Miller, Bill Forman.

10:30 am – 11:00 am Suspense
Suspense

"The Cave" from December 22, 1955. Richard Beals, Billy Chapin.

11:00 am – 11:30 am The Shadow
The Shadow

"Joey's Christmas Story" from December 22, 1940. Bill Johnstone, Marjorie Anderson.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm The Shadow
The Shadow

"Gift Of Murder" from December 21, 1947. Bret Morrison, Grace Matthews.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm When Radio Was
When Radio Was

The Life of Riley "TV Set For Christmas" from December 27, 1947. Fibber McGee and Molly "Gildy's Radio Phonograph" Part One from December 24, 1940.

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm The Dennis Day Show
The Dennis Day Show

"The Boy Who Sang For A King" from December 25, 1946.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Hallmark Playhouse
Hallmark Playhouse

"The Desert Shall Rejoice" from December 16, 1948. John Hodiak.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"The Missing Mouse Matter" from December 23, 1956. Bob Bailey, Mary Jane Croft, Howard McNear, Parley Baer, G. Stanley Jones, Bill James, Lawrence Dobkin, Richard Beals.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Broadway Is My Beat
Broadway Is My Beat

"The Nick Norman Case" from December 24, 1949. Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Gil Stratton, Howard McNear, Hal March, Bert Holland, Estelle Dodge, Shep Menken, Peggy Webber.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Suspense
Suspense

"A Present For Benny" from December 13, 1955. Jack Kruschen, Stacy Harris, Eve McVeagh, Benny Rubin, Junius Matthews, Joseph Kearns.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"The Carmen Kringle Matter" from December 22, 1957. Bob Bailey.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Buying Don Cuff Links For Christmas" from December 2, 1951.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Addressing Christmas Cards" from December 7, 1952.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"George Washington Slept Here" from December 20, 1942. The broadcast originated from Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Christmas Shopping In New York" from December 11, 1938. The broadcast originated from New York City.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm The Whistler
The Whistler

"Three Wise Guys" from December 24, 1950. John Brown, Jack Moyles, Marvin Miller, Bill Forman.

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Suspense
Suspense

"The Cave" from December 22, 1955. Richard Beals, Billy Chapin.

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm The Shadow
The Shadow

"Joey's Christmas Story" from December 22, 1940. Bill Johnstone, Marjorie Anderson.

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm The Shadow
The Shadow

"Gift Of Murder" from December 21, 1947. Bret Morrison, Grace Matthews.

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Family Theatre
Family Theatre

"The Littlest Angel" from December 21, 1949. Loretta Young, Jeffrey Silver, Ken Christy.

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm The Charlie McCarthy Show
The Charlie McCarthy Show

"The Night Before Christmas" from December 24, 1944. Edgar Bergen.

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

"Guest: Laughton and Lanchester" from December 21, 1943. Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester.

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm The Red Skelton Show
The Red Skelton Show

"The Little Christmas Tree" from December 19, 1951.

10:00 pm – 11:00 pm Lux Radio Theatre
Lux Radio Theatre

"It's A Wonderful Life" from March 10, 1947. Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, Victor Moore. Stewart would also star in the Screen Director's Playhouse 30-minute version of "It's A Wonderful Life" in 1949.

11:00 pm – 11:30 pm Theatre Royal
Theatre Royal

"A Christmas Carol" from December 24, 1953. Laurence Olivier.

11:30 pm – Monday Midnight Screen Director's Playhouse
Screen Director's Playhouse

"Miracle On 34th Street" from December 21, 1950. Edmund Gwenn. Gwenn was 72 when he took home the Supporting Actor Oscar for playing Santa Claus. He was the oldest winner in that category at the time and held the mark until 1976 when George Burns won at age 80 for "The Sunshine Boys."

Tuesday 12/23
12:00 am – 12:30 am The Jimmy Durante Show
The Jimmy Durante Show

December 24th, 1948. Special Guest: Rose Marie

12:30 am – 1:00 am CBS Radio Workshop
CBS Radio Workshop

"All Is Bright" -- the story of how "Silent Night" came to be. From December 23rd, 1956.

1:00 am – 1:30 am Romance
Romance

"Richer By One Christmas". From December 24th, 1955. Virginia Gregg

1:30 am – 2:00 am Lights Out
Lights Out

"Christmas Story". A story of three WWI soldiers set during Christmastime. From December 22nd, 1937.

2:00 am – 2:30 am The Bob Hope Show
The Bob Hope Show

Special Guest: Olympic swimmer Esther Williams. From December 25th, 1953

2:30 am – 3:00 am Fibber McGee and Molly
Fibber McGee and Molly

"Painting the Christmas Tree White". From December 18th, 1945. Jim and Marian Jordan, Teeny sings with The King's Men

3:00 am – 3:30 am Suspense
Suspense

"Christmas for Carole". Starring Dennis Day. From December 21st, 1950

3:30 am – 4:00 am Suspense
Suspense

"Double Entry". From December 20th, 1945. Keenan Wynn and Hume Cronyn.

4:00 am – 4:30 am This Is My Best
This Is My Best

"Plot To Overthrow Christmas". An attack on Santa Claus, written in verse. Written by Norman Corwin. Hosted by Orson Wells. From December 19th, 1944.

4:30 am – 5:00 am Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"Small Time Swindlers Of Big Time Department Stores". From December 24th, 1949. Charles Russell, Constance Crowder and Georgia Ellis.

5:00 am – 5:30 am The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Shoelaces for Don". From December 8th, 1946. Guest performance by Mel Blanc.

5:30 am – 6:00 am The Abbott and Costello Show
The Abbott and Costello Show

"Lou's Christmas Party". Lou and Bud meet Santa Claus. From December 21st, 1944.

6:00 am – 6:30 am Dragnet
Dragnet

"Big Little Jesus". From December 22nd, 1953. Jack Webb, Ben Alexander.

6:30 am – 7:00 am Nick Carter, Master Detective
Nick Carter, Master Detective

"Case Of The Policy Makers". From December 21st, 1947. Lon Clark

7:00 am – 7:30 am Tales of the Texas Rangers
Tales of the Texas Rangers

"Christmas Payoff". From December 23rd, 1951. Joel McCrea, Tony Barrett

7:30 am – 8:00 am Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"The Cabin". From December 27th, 1952. This script was also used on the Gunsmoke television series February 22, 1958.

8:00 am – 8:30 am Let George Do It
Let George Do It

"Santa Claus In Glass". A surprise appearance by "another woman". Bob Bailey steps out of character to wish listeners a merry Christmas. From December 25th, 1950.

8:30 am – 9:00 am Nightbeat
Nightbeat

"Five Days Off For Christmas". From December 21st, 1951. Frank Lovejoy, William Conrad.

9:00 am – 9:30 am The Great Gildersleeve
The Great Gildersleeve

"A Puppy For Christmas". Featuring a performance of "Joy To The World" by the cast. From December 24th, 1947.

9:30 am – 10:00 am Vic and Sade
Vic and Sade

"Christmas Cards". From August 9th, 1942. Billy Idelson, Bernardine Flynn

10:00 am – 11:30 am Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"The Nick Shurn Matter" from the week of December 19, 1955. Bob Bailey. This five-part storyline aired from December 19-23, 1955.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Phil Harris and Alice Faye
Phil Harris and Alice Faye

"No Presents From Rexall". From December 26th, 1948

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm When Radio Was
When Radio Was

Fibber McGee and Molly "Gildy's Radio Phonograph" Part Two from December 24, 1940. Doctor Six-Gun "Pony For Christmas" from December 19, 1954.

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Candy Matson
Candy Matson

"Jack Frost" from December 19, 1949. Natalie Masters, Helen Kleeb, Lou Tobin, John Grover, Henry Leff, Jack Thomas.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm The Whistler
The Whistler

"Delayed Christmas Present" from December 26, 1948. Joan Banks, Jack Petruzzi.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm The Bob Hope Show
The Bob Hope Show

Special Guest: Olympic swimmer Esther Williams. From December 25th, 1953

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Fibber McGee and Molly
Fibber McGee and Molly

"Painting the Christmas Tree White". From December 18th, 1945. Jim and Marian Jordan, Teeny sings with The King's Men

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Suspense
Suspense

"Christmas for Carole". Starring Dennis Day. From December 21st, 1950

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Suspense
Suspense

"Double Entry". From December 20th, 1945. Keenan Wynn and Hume Cronyn.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm This Is My Best
This Is My Best

"Plot To Overthrow Christmas". An attack on Santa Claus, written in verse. Written by Norman Corwin. Hosted by Orson Wells. From December 19th, 1944.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"Small Time Swindlers Of Big Time Department Stores". From December 24th, 1949. Charles Russell, Constance Crowder and Georgia Ellis.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Shoelaces for Don". From December 8th, 1946. Guest performance by Mel Blanc.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm The Abbott and Costello Show
The Abbott and Costello Show

"Lou's Christmas Party". Lou and Bud meet Santa Claus. From December 21st, 1944.

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"The Nick Shurn Matter" from the week of December 19, 1955. Bob Bailey. This five-part storyline aired from December 19-23, 1955.

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Phil Harris and Alice Faye
Phil Harris and Alice Faye

"No Presents From Rexall". From December 26th, 1948

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Dragnet
Dragnet

"Big Little Jesus". From December 22nd, 1953. Jack Webb, Ben Alexander.

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm Nick Carter, Master Detective
Nick Carter, Master Detective

"Case Of The Policy Makers". From December 21st, 1947. Lon Clark

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm Tales of the Texas Rangers
Tales of the Texas Rangers

"Christmas Payoff". From December 23rd, 1951. Joel McCrea, Tony Barrett

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"The Cabin". From December 27th, 1952. This script was also used on the Gunsmoke television series February 22, 1958.

10:00 pm – 10:30 pm Let George Do It
Let George Do It

"Santa Claus In Glass". A surprise appearance by "another woman". Bob Bailey steps out of character to wish listeners a merry Christmas. From December 25th, 1950.

10:30 pm – 11:00 pm Nightbeat
Nightbeat

"Five Days Off For Christmas". From December 21st, 1951. Frank Lovejoy, William Conrad.

11:00 pm – 11:30 pm The Great Gildersleeve
The Great Gildersleeve

"A Puppy For Christmas". Featuring a performance of "Joy To The World" by the cast. From December 24th, 1947.

11:30 pm – Tuesday Midnight Vic and Sade
Vic and Sade

"Christmas Cards". From August 9th, 1942. Billy Idelson, Bernardine Flynn

Wednesday 12/24
12:00 am – 12:30 am Dark Fantasy
Dark Fantasy

"The House Of Bread" from December 26, 1941. Scott Bishop.

12:30 am – 1:00 am Suspense
Suspense

"Back For Christmas" from December 23, 1943. Peter Lorre.

1:00 am – 1:30 am The Mysterious Traveler
The Mysterious Traveler

"Christmas Story" from December 25, 1951. Maurice Tarplin.

1:30 am – 2:00 am Romance of the Ranchos
Romance of the Ranchos

"Christmas At San Gabriel" from December 24, 1941.

2:00 am – 2:30 am The Great Gildersleeve
The Great Gildersleeve

"Christmas Eve" from December 24, 1944. Harold Peary.

2:30 am – 3:00 am The Great Gildersleeve
The Great Gildersleeve

"Gildy And Hooker Feud At Christmas" from December 16, 1953. Willard Waterman.

3:00 am – 3:30 am The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Setting Up Christmas Tree" from December 21, 1952.

3:30 am – 3:50 am The Couple Next Door
The Couple Next Door

"Christmas Day" from December 25, 1958. Peg Lynch, Alan Bunce.

3:50 am – 4:00 am Stan Freberg
Stan Freberg

"Christmas Dragnet"

4:00 am – 5:00 am Bing's Basement
Bing's Basement

"Christmas Hour" Bing Crosby.

5:00 am – 5:30 am The Bob Hope Show
The Bob Hope Show

"Guest: Bing Crosby" from December 25, 1950.

5:30 am – 6:00 am The Bing Crosby Show
The Bing Crosby Show

"Quarter Hour Christmas 23"

6:00 am – 6:30 am Richard Diamond, Private Detective
Richard Diamond, Private Detective

"A Christmas Carol" from December 24, 1949. Dick Powell.

6:30 am – 7:00 am This Is Your FBI
This Is Your FBI

"The Return Of St. Nick" from December 21, 1950. Stacy Harris.

7:00 am – 7:30 am Grand Central Station
Grand Central Station

"Miracle For Christmas" from December 24, 1949. Mason Adams, Ralph Platten, Gilbert Mack, Walter Greaza, Madeleine Pearce.

7:30 am – 8:00 am Dragnet
Dragnet

".22 Rifle For Christmas" from December 21, 1951. Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough.

8:00 am – 9:00 am Campbell Playhouse
Campbell Playhouse

"A Christmas Carol" from December 23, 1938. Orson Welles, Hiram Sherman, Ray Collins, Frank Readick, Eustace Wyatt, Arthur Anderson, Alfred Shirley, Alice Frost, Brenda Forbes, Joseph Cotten, Anna Stafford, Kingsley Colton, George Spelvin.

9:00 am – 9:30 am Exploring The Unknown
Exploring The Unknown

"The Christmas Cloud" from December 21, 1947. Morey Amsterdam.

9:30 am – 10:00 am Lum and Abner
Lum and Abner

"Christmas Story" from December 25, 1941. Chester Lauck, Norris Goff.

10:00 am – 10:30 am Dark Fantasy
Dark Fantasy

"The House Of Bread" from December 26, 1941. Scott Bishop.

10:30 am – 11:00 am Suspense
Suspense

"Back For Christmas" from December 23, 1943. Peter Lorre.

11:00 am – 11:30 am The Mysterious Traveler
The Mysterious Traveler

"Christmas Story" from December 25, 1951. Maurice Tarplin.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Romance of the Ranchos
Romance of the Ranchos

"Christmas At San Gabriel" from December 24, 1941.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm When Radio Was
When Radio Was

Family Theatre "Crossroads Of Christmas" from December 17, 1952. Superman "Counterfeit Money" Part Three from October 21, 1946.

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm The Dennis Day Show
The Dennis Day Show

"The Boy Who Sang For A King" from December 25, 1946.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Hallmark Playhouse
Hallmark Playhouse

"The Desert Shall Rejoice" from December 16, 1948. John Hodiak.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Richard Diamond, Private Detective
Richard Diamond, Private Detective

"A Christmas Carol" from December 24, 1949. Dick Powell.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm This Is Your FBI
This Is Your FBI

"The Return Of St. Nick" from December 21, 1950. Stacy Harris.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Grand Central Station
Grand Central Station

"Miracle For Christmas" from December 24, 1949. Mason Adams, Ralph Platten, Gilbert Mack, Walter Greaza, Madeleine Pearce.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Dragnet
Dragnet

".22 Rifle For Christmas" from December 21, 1951. Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm The Great Gildersleeve
The Great Gildersleeve

"Christmas Eve" from December 24, 1944. Harold Peary.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm The Great Gildersleeve
The Great Gildersleeve

"Gildy And Hooker Feud At Christmas" from December 16, 1953. Willard Waterman.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Setting Up Christmas Tree" from December 21, 1952.

5:30 pm – 5:50 pm The Couple Next Door
The Couple Next Door

"Christmas Day" from December 25, 1958. Peg Lynch, Alan Bunce.

5:50 pm – 6:00 pm Stan Freberg
Stan Freberg

"Christmas Dragnet"

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

"The Night Before Christmas" from December 24, 1945. Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce.

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm The Falcon
The Falcon

"Unwelcome Christmas Present" from December 24, 1950. Les Damon.

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Christmas Story" from December 20, 1952. William Conrad, Parley Baer, Howard McNear, Georgia Ellis, Lawrence Dobkin, Harry Bartell, John Dehner.

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Greatest Story Ever Told

"Flight Into Egypt" from the 1940s.

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Bing's Basement
Bing's Basement

"Christmas Hour" Bing Crosby.

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm The Bob Hope Show
The Bob Hope Show

"Guest: Bing Crosby" from December 25, 1950.

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm The Bing Crosby Show
The Bing Crosby Show

"Quarter Hour Christmas 23"

10:00 pm – 11:00 pm Campbell Playhouse
Campbell Playhouse

"A Christmas Carol" from December 23, 1938. Orson Welles, Hiram Sherman, Ray Collins, Frank Readick, Eustace Wyatt, Arthur Anderson, Alfred Shirley, Alice Frost, Brenda Forbes, Joseph Cotten, Anna Stafford, Kingsley Colton, George Spelvin.

11:00 pm – 11:30 pm Exploring The Unknown
Exploring The Unknown

"The Christmas Cloud" from December 21, 1947. Morey Amsterdam.

11:30 pm – Wednesday Midnight Lum and Abner
Lum and Abner

"Christmas Story" from December 25, 1941. Chester Lauck, Norris Goff.

Thursday 12/25
12:00 am – 12:30 am The Whistler
The Whistler

"Three Wise Guys" from December 24, 1950. John Brown, Jack Moyles, Marvin Miller, Bill Forman.

12:30 am – 1:00 am Suspense
Suspense

"The Cave" from December 22, 1955. Richard Beals, Billy Chapin.

1:00 am – 1:30 am The Shadow
The Shadow

"Joey's Christmas Story" from December 22, 1940. Bill Johnstone, Marjorie Anderson.

1:30 am – 2:00 am The Shadow
The Shadow

"Gift Of Murder" from December 21, 1947. Bret Morrison, Grace Matthews.

2:00 am – 2:30 am Family Theatre
Family Theatre

"The Littlest Angel" from December 21, 1949. Loretta Young, Jeffrey Silver, Ken Christy.

2:30 am – 3:00 am The Charlie McCarthy Show
The Charlie McCarthy Show

"The Night Before Christmas" from December 24, 1944. Edgar Bergen.

3:00 am – 3:30 am The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

"Guest: Laughton and Lanchester" from December 21, 1943. Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester.

3:30 am – 4:00 am The Red Skelton Show
The Red Skelton Show

"The Little Christmas Tree" from December 19, 1951.

4:00 am – 5:00 am Lux Radio Theatre
Lux Radio Theatre

"It's A Wonderful Life" from March 10, 1947. Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, Victor Moore. Stewart would also star in the Screen Director's Playhouse 30-minute version of "It's A Wonderful Life" in 1949.

5:00 am – 5:30 am Theatre Royal
Theatre Royal

"A Christmas Carol" from December 24, 1953. Laurence Olivier.

5:30 am – 6:00 am Screen Director's Playhouse
Screen Director's Playhouse

"Miracle On 34th Street" from December 21, 1950. Edmund Gwenn. Gwenn was 72 when he took home the Supporting Actor Oscar for playing Santa Claus. He was the oldest winner in that category at the time and held the mark until 1976 when George Burns won at age 80 for "The Sunshine Boys."

6:00 am – 6:30 am The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Buying Don Cuff Links For Christmas" from December 2, 1951.

6:30 am – 7:00 am The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Addressing Christmas Cards" from December 7, 1952.

7:00 am – 7:30 am The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"George Washington Slept Here" from December 20, 1942. The broadcast originated from Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

7:30 am – 8:00 am The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Christmas Shopping In New York" from December 11, 1938. The broadcast originated from New York City.

8:00 am – 8:30 am The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

"The Blue Carbuncle" from March 13, 1955. Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud.

8:30 am – 9:00 am Nick Carter, Master Detective
Nick Carter, Master Detective

"The Case Of The Phantom Shoplifter" from December 25, 1949. Lon Clark.

9:00 am – 9:30 am Damon Runyan Theatre
Damon Runyan Theatre

"Dancing Dan's Christmas" from November 28, 1950. John Brown.

9:30 am – 10:00 am Fibber McGee and Molly
Fibber McGee and Molly

"Best Christmas Decorations" from December 20, 1949. Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan.

10:00 am – 10:30 am Family Theatre
Family Theatre

"The Littlest Angel" from December 21, 1949. Loretta Young, Jeffrey Silver, Ken Christy.

10:30 am – 11:00 am The Charlie McCarthy Show
The Charlie McCarthy Show

"The Night Before Christmas" from December 24, 1944. Edgar Bergen.

11:00 am – 11:30 am The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

"Guest: Laughton and Lanchester" from December 21, 1943. Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm The Red Skelton Show
The Red Skelton Show

"The Little Christmas Tree" from December 19, 1951.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm When Radio Was
When Radio Was

Theatre Royal "A Christmas Carol" from December 23, 1953. The Couple Next Door "Christmas Day" from December 24, 1958.

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Candy Matson
Candy Matson

"Jack Frost" from December 19, 1949. Natalie Masters, Helen Kleeb, Lou Tobin, John Grover, Henry Leff, Jack Thomas.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm The Whistler
The Whistler

"Delayed Christmas Present" from December 26, 1948. Joan Banks, Jack Petruzzi.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Buying Don Cuff Links For Christmas" from December 2, 1951.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Addressing Christmas Cards" from December 7, 1952.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"George Washington Slept Here" from December 20, 1942. The broadcast originated from Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Christmas Shopping In New York" from December 11, 1938. The broadcast originated from New York City.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm The Whistler
The Whistler

"Three Wise Guys" from December 24, 1950. John Brown, Jack Moyles, Marvin Miller, Bill Forman.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Suspense
Suspense

"The Cave" from December 22, 1955. Richard Beals, Billy Chapin.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm The Shadow
The Shadow

"Joey's Christmas Story" from December 22, 1940. Bill Johnstone, Marjorie Anderson.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm The Shadow
The Shadow

"Gift Of Murder" from December 21, 1947. Bret Morrison, Grace Matthews.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"The Missing Mouse Matter" from December 23, 1956. Bob Bailey, Mary Jane Croft, Howard McNear, Parley Baer, G. Stanley Jones, Bill James, Lawrence Dobkin, Richard Beals.

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Broadway Is My Beat
Broadway Is My Beat

"The Nick Norman Case" from December 24, 1949. Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Gil Stratton, Howard McNear, Hal March, Bert Holland, Estelle Dodge, Shep Menken, Peggy Webber.

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Suspense
Suspense

"A Present For Benny" from December 13, 1955. Jack Kruschen, Stacy Harris, Eve McVeagh, Benny Rubin, Junius Matthews, Joseph Kearns.

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"The Carmen Kringle Matter" from December 22, 1957. Bob Bailey.

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Lux Radio Theatre
Lux Radio Theatre

"It's A Wonderful Life" from March 10, 1947. Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, Victor Moore. Stewart would also star in the Screen Director's Playhouse 30-minute version of "It's A Wonderful Life" in 1949.

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm Theatre Royal
Theatre Royal

"A Christmas Carol" from December 24, 1953. Laurence Olivier.

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm Screen Director's Playhouse
Screen Director's Playhouse

"Miracle On 34th Street" from December 21, 1950. Edmund Gwenn. Gwenn was 72 when he took home the Supporting Actor Oscar for playing Santa Claus. He was the oldest winner in that category at the time and held the mark until 1976 when George Burns won at age 80 for "The Sunshine Boys."

10:00 pm – 10:30 pm The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

"The Blue Carbuncle" from March 13, 1955. Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud.

10:30 pm – 11:00 pm Nick Carter, Master Detective
Nick Carter, Master Detective

"The Case Of The Phantom Shoplifter" from December 25, 1949. Lon Clark.

11:00 pm – 11:30 pm Damon Runyan Theatre
Damon Runyan Theatre

"Dancing Dan's Christmas" from November 28, 1950. John Brown.

11:30 pm – Thursday Midnight Fibber McGee and Molly
Fibber McGee and Molly

"Best Christmas Decorations" from December 20, 1949. Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan.

Friday 12/26
12:00 am – 12:30 am Let George Do It
Let George Do It

"Santa Claus In Glass". A surprise appearance by "another woman". Bob Bailey steps out of character to wish listeners a merry Christmas. From December 25th, 1950.

12:30 am – 1:00 am Nightbeat
Nightbeat

"Five Days Off For Christmas". From December 21st, 1951. Frank Lovejoy, William Conrad.

1:00 am – 1:30 am The Great Gildersleeve
The Great Gildersleeve

"A Puppy For Christmas". Featuring a performance of "Joy To The World" by the cast. From December 24th, 1947.

1:30 am – 2:00 am Vic and Sade
Vic and Sade

"Christmas Cards". From August 9th, 1942. Billy Idelson, Bernardine Flynn

2:00 am – 2:30 am Dragnet
Dragnet

"Big Little Jesus". From December 22nd, 1953. Jack Webb, Ben Alexander.

2:30 am – 3:00 am Nick Carter, Master Detective
Nick Carter, Master Detective

"Case Of The Policy Makers". From December 21st, 1947. Lon Clark

3:00 am – 3:30 am Tales of the Texas Rangers
Tales of the Texas Rangers

"Christmas Payoff". From December 23rd, 1951. Joel McCrea, Tony Barrett

3:30 am – 4:00 am Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"The Cabin". From December 27th, 1952. This script was also used on the Gunsmoke television series February 22, 1958.

4:00 am – 4:30 am The Bob Hope Show
The Bob Hope Show

Special Guest: Olympic swimmer Esther Williams. From December 25th, 1953

4:30 am – 5:00 am Fibber McGee and Molly
Fibber McGee and Molly

"Painting the Christmas Tree White". From December 18th, 1945. Jim and Marian Jordan, Teeny sings with The King's Men

5:00 am – 5:30 am Suspense
Suspense

"Christmas for Carole". Starring Dennis Day. From December 21st, 1950

5:30 am – 6:00 am Suspense
Suspense

"Double Entry". From December 20th, 1945. Keenan Wynn and Hume Cronyn.

6:00 am – 7:30 am Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"The Nick Shurn Matter" from the week of December 19, 1955. Bob Bailey. This five-part storyline aired from December 19-23, 1955.

7:30 am – 8:00 am Phil Harris and Alice Faye
Phil Harris and Alice Faye

"No Presents From Rexall". From December 26th, 1948

8:00 am – 8:30 am Let George Do It
Let George Do It

"Santa Claus In Glass". A surprise appearance by "another woman". Bob Bailey steps out of character to wish listeners a merry Christmas. From December 25th, 1950.

8:30 am – 9:00 am Nightbeat
Nightbeat

"Five Days Off For Christmas". From December 21st, 1951. Frank Lovejoy, William Conrad.

9:00 am – 9:30 am The Great Gildersleeve
The Great Gildersleeve

"A Puppy For Christmas". Featuring a performance of "Joy To The World" by the cast. From December 24th, 1947.

9:30 am – 10:00 am Vic and Sade
Vic and Sade

"Christmas Cards". From August 9th, 1942. Billy Idelson, Bernardine Flynn

10:00 am – 10:30 am The Jimmy Durante Show
The Jimmy Durante Show

December 24th, 1948. Special Guest: Rose Marie

10:30 am – 11:00 am CBS Radio Workshop
CBS Radio Workshop

"All Is Bright" -- the story of how "Silent Night" came to be. From December 23rd, 1956.

11:00 am – 11:30 am Romance
Romance

"Richer By One Christmas". From December 24th, 1955. Virginia Gregg

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Lights Out
Lights Out

"Christmas Story". A story of three WWI soldiers set during Christmastime. From December 22nd, 1937.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm When Radio Was
When Radio Was

Gangbusters "The Triple Threat Bandits" from December 27, 1947. Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Pearling Matter" Part Two from June 19, 1956.

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm The Dennis Day Show
The Dennis Day Show

"The Boy Who Sang For A King" from December 25, 1946.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Hallmark Playhouse
Hallmark Playhouse

"The Desert Shall Rejoice" from December 16, 1948. John Hodiak.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Dragnet
Dragnet

"Big Little Jesus". From December 22nd, 1953. Jack Webb, Ben Alexander.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Nick Carter, Master Detective
Nick Carter, Master Detective

"Case Of The Policy Makers". From December 21st, 1947. Lon Clark

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Tales of the Texas Rangers
Tales of the Texas Rangers

"Christmas Payoff". From December 23rd, 1951. Joel McCrea, Tony Barrett

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"The Cabin". From December 27th, 1952. This script was also used on the Gunsmoke television series February 22, 1958.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm The Bob Hope Show
The Bob Hope Show

Special Guest: Olympic swimmer Esther Williams. From December 25th, 1953

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Fibber McGee and Molly
Fibber McGee and Molly

"Painting the Christmas Tree White". From December 18th, 1945. Jim and Marian Jordan, Teeny sings with The King's Men

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Suspense
Suspense

"Christmas for Carole". Starring Dennis Day. From December 21st, 1950

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Suspense
Suspense

"Double Entry". From December 20th, 1945. Keenan Wynn and Hume Cronyn.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm The Jimmy Durante Show
The Jimmy Durante Show

December 24th, 1948. Special Guest: Rose Marie

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm CBS Radio Workshop
CBS Radio Workshop

"All Is Bright" -- the story of how "Silent Night" came to be. From December 23rd, 1956.

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Romance
Romance

"Richer By One Christmas". From December 24th, 1955. Virginia Gregg

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lights Out
Lights Out

"Christmas Story". A story of three WWI soldiers set during Christmastime. From December 22nd, 1937.

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"The Nick Shurn Matter" from the week of December 19, 1955. Bob Bailey. This five-part storyline aired from December 19-23, 1955.

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm Phil Harris and Alice Faye
Phil Harris and Alice Faye

"No Presents From Rexall". From December 26th, 1948

10:00 pm – 10:30 pm This Is My Best
This Is My Best

"Plot To Overthrow Christmas". An attack on Santa Claus, written in verse. Written by Norman Corwin. Hosted by Orson Wells. From December 19th, 1944.

10:30 pm – 11:00 pm Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"Small Time Swindlers Of Big Time Department Stores". From December 24th, 1949. Charles Russell, Constance Crowder and Georgia Ellis.

11:00 pm – 11:30 pm The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Shoelaces for Don". From December 8th, 1946. Guest performance by Mel Blanc.

11:30 pm – Friday Midnight The Abbott and Costello Show
The Abbott and Costello Show

"Lou's Christmas Party". Lou and Bud meet Santa Claus. From December 21st, 1944.

Saturday 12/27
12:00 am – 12:30 am The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Buying Don Cuff Links For Christmas" from December 2, 1951.

12:30 am – 1:00 am The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Addressing Christmas Cards" from December 7, 1952.

1:00 am – 1:30 am The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"George Washington Slept Here" from December 20, 1942. The broadcast originated from Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

1:30 am – 2:00 am The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Christmas Shopping In New York" from December 11, 1938. The broadcast originated from New York City.

2:00 am – 2:30 am The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

"The Blue Carbuncle" from March 13, 1955. Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud.

2:30 am – 3:00 am Nick Carter, Master Detective
Nick Carter, Master Detective

"The Case Of The Phantom Shoplifter" from December 25, 1949. Lon Clark.

3:00 am – 3:30 am Damon Runyan Theatre
Damon Runyan Theatre

"Dancing Dan's Christmas" from November 28, 1950. John Brown.

3:30 am – 4:00 am Fibber McGee and Molly
Fibber McGee and Molly

"Best Christmas Decorations" from December 20, 1949. Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan.

4:00 am – 4:30 am The Jimmy Durante Show
The Jimmy Durante Show

December 24th, 1948. Special Guest: Rose Marie

4:30 am – 5:00 am CBS Radio Workshop
CBS Radio Workshop

"All Is Bright" -- the story of how "Silent Night" came to be. From December 23rd, 1956.

5:00 am – 5:30 am Romance
Romance

"Richer By One Christmas". From December 24th, 1955. Virginia Gregg

5:30 am – 6:00 am Lights Out
Lights Out

"Christmas Story". A story of three WWI soldiers set during Christmastime. From December 22nd, 1937.

6:00 am – 6:30 am The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

"The Night Before Christmas" from December 24, 1945. Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce.

6:30 am – 7:00 am The Falcon
The Falcon

"Unwelcome Christmas Present" from December 24, 1950. Les Damon.

7:00 am – 7:30 am Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

"Christmas Story" from December 20, 1952. William Conrad, Parley Baer, Howard McNear, Georgia Ellis, Lawrence Dobkin, Harry Bartell, John Dehner.

7:30 am – 8:00 am The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Greatest Story Ever Told

"Flight Into Egypt" from the 1940s.

8:00 am – 9:00 am When Radio Was
When Radio Was

My Friend Irma "Double Date" from January 3, 1949. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show "New Year's Resolution" from January 3, 1946.

9:00 am – 9:30 am Candy Matson
Candy Matson

"Jack Frost" from December 19, 1949. Natalie Masters, Helen Kleeb, Lou Tobin, John Grover, Henry Leff, Jack Thomas.

9:30 am – 10:00 am The Whistler
The Whistler

"Delayed Christmas Present" from December 26, 1948. Joan Banks, Jack Petruzzi.

10:00 am – 11:00 am Campbell Playhouse
Campbell Playhouse

"A Christmas Carol" from December 23, 1938. Orson Welles, Hiram Sherman, Ray Collins, Frank Readick, Eustace Wyatt, Arthur Anderson, Alfred Shirley, Alice Frost, Brenda Forbes, Joseph Cotten, Anna Stafford, Kingsley Colton, George Spelvin.

11:00 am – 11:30 am Exploring The Unknown
Exploring The Unknown

"The Christmas Cloud" from December 21, 1947. Morey Amsterdam.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Lum and Abner
Lum and Abner

"Christmas Story" from December 25, 1941. Chester Lauck, Norris Goff.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lux Radio Theatre
Lux Radio Theatre

"It's A Wonderful Life" from March 10, 1947. Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, Victor Moore. Stewart would also star in the Screen Director's Playhouse 30-minute version of "It's A Wonderful Life" in 1949.

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Theatre Royal
Theatre Royal

"A Christmas Carol" from December 24, 1953. Laurence Olivier.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Screen Director's Playhouse
Screen Director's Playhouse

"Miracle On 34th Street" from December 21, 1950. Edmund Gwenn. Gwenn was 72 when he took home the Supporting Actor Oscar for playing Santa Claus. He was the oldest winner in that category at the time and held the mark until 1976 when George Burns won at age 80 for "The Sunshine Boys."

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm This Is My Best
This Is My Best

"Plot To Overthrow Christmas". An attack on Santa Claus, written in verse. Written by Norman Corwin. Hosted by Orson Wells. From December 19th, 1944.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"Small Time Swindlers Of Big Time Department Stores". From December 24th, 1949. Charles Russell, Constance Crowder and Georgia Ellis.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program

"Shoelaces for Don". From December 8th, 1946. Guest performance by Mel Blanc.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm The Abbott and Costello Show
The Abbott and Costello Show

"Lou's Christmas Party". Lou and Bud meet Santa Claus. From December 21st, 1944.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"The Missing Mouse Matter" from December 23, 1956. Bob Bailey, Mary Jane Croft, Howard McNear, Parley Baer, G. Stanley Jones, Bill James, Lawrence Dobkin, Richard Beals.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Broadway Is My Beat
Broadway Is My Beat

"The Nick Norman Case" from December 24, 1949. Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Gil Stratton, Howard McNear, Hal March, Bert Holland, Estelle Dodge, Shep Menken, Peggy Webber.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Suspense
Suspense

"A Present For Benny" from December 13, 1955. Jack Kruschen, Stacy Harris, Eve McVeagh, Benny Rubin, Junius Matthews, Joseph Kearns.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"The Carmen Kringle Matter" from December 22, 1957. Bob Bailey.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm The Bob Hope Show
The Bob Hope Show

Special Guest: Olympic swimmer Esther Williams. From December 25th, 1953

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Fibber McGee and Molly
Fibber McGee and Molly

"Painting the Christmas Tree White". From December 18th, 1945. Jim and Marian Jordan, Teeny sings with The King's Men

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Suspense
Suspense

"Christmas for Carole". Starring Dennis Day. From December 21st, 1950

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Suspense
Suspense

"Double Entry". From December 20th, 1945. Keenan Wynn and Hume Cronyn.

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Richard Diamond, Private Detective
Richard Diamond, Private Detective

"A Christmas Carol" from December 24, 1949. Dick Powell.

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm This Is Your FBI
This Is Your FBI

"The Return Of St. Nick" from December 21, 1950. Stacy Harris.

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm Grand Central Station
Grand Central Station

"Miracle For Christmas" from December 24, 1949. Mason Adams, Ralph Platten, Gilbert Mack, Walter Greaza, Madeleine Pearce.

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm Dragnet
Dragnet

".22 Rifle For Christmas" from December 21, 1951. Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough.

10:00 pm – 11:30 pm Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

"The Nick Shurn Matter" from the week of December 19, 1955. Bob Bailey. This five-part storyline aired from December 19-23, 1955.

11:30 pm – Saturday Midnight Phil Harris and Alice Faye
Phil Harris and Alice Faye

"No Presents From Rexall". From December 26th, 1948



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