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This week, we salute Christmas, week 1.
Our only offering this week is a 2-hour Christmas salute.
Thank you to David Goldin for the description.
Wrigley Christmas Party.
December 25, 1948.
CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast.
A variety show, hosted by Gene Autry. Gracie Allen tries to convince Gene to retire so George can take his place. Hedda Hopper reads the famous reply to Virginia's question, "Is there a Santa Claus?" George and Gracie do a western routine. Lionel Barrymore does a twenty three minute version of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. Raymond Burr and Hans Conried can be heard in the story. AFRS program name: "A Christmas Festival." Bing Crosby, Bob Sweeney, Charles Dickens (author), Dan Dailey, Dorothy Shay, Frank Nelson, Gene Autry, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Hal March, Hans Conried, Hedda Hopper, Jacques Norton (French-Canadian singer), Lionel Barrymore, Lisa Roy (French-Canadian singer), Pat Buttram, Raymond Burr, Eddie Anderson, The Andrews Sisters, The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir, Walter Gross (piano).