Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Wishing Upon a Christmas Star

Merry Christmas!!

I hope everyone is having an amazing day. And if you happen to make it to my site today, thanks for taking time out of your day to drop by.

I'm a big fan of Old Time Radio. There's just not much on modern television, if you ask me. I don't particularly think most current comedians are funny, and call me old fashioned, but I like wholesome entertainment. I listen to OTR many times throughout the week, and especially love the old Christmas episodes from some of the great old shows. One of which aired on December 25, 1939. It wasn't the first Disney submission to the Lux Radio Hour, but it was aired on Christmas day, and so I bring it to you now. I hope everyone enjoys it!

"Christmas night. Dinner is over and your sitting comfortably in your favorite chair beside the fireplace, gazing dreamily into the flames. You're relaxing for the first time today, and you've made a solemn resolution that nothing shall move you from this place for at least three hours. You won't be surprised if, at a time like this, that burnt ember on the hearth should move a little and sit up, for you've just noticed that it isn't an ember at all, it's a cricket. And not an ordinary cricket, either. He wears a beaver hat and a long green cutaway coat, and in his hand he carries a furled umbrella. He sits looking at you out of his large, rather mournful eyes, and then, just as if it were the most natural thing in the world, he begins to sing..."

Lux Radio Hour - December 25, 1939


Dr. Syn said...

Season's Greetings............Just wanted to say "Thank You" for your posts, links & a bit of,much needed, inspiration that you have helped to spark. cheers!

Tinker Bell said...

Thank you! That's so sweet! I had no idea I inspired anyone. What a nice thing to say. :D Best of the season to you and yours!

Major Pepperidge said...

I am also a big fan of old-time radio, and finally bought a complete collection of Lux Radio Theater shows on ebay. They're great! I also have a particular fondness for the Jack Benny show ("J-E-L-L-Oooooo!"), The Great Gildersleeves, and The Shadow (among others)!

Dr. Syn said...

Just wanted to say, "Happy New Year!".......cheers

Tinker Bell said...

Major, I LOVE Jack Benny!! And the Jello sponsored shows are great. Same with My Favorite Husband. The Great Gildersleeve is wonderful, as well as The Phil Harris Show, and anything with Bob Hope. You Bet Your Life is great fun, too! Glad to know of another OTR fan. :)