Christmas Shows

Mannheim Steamroller’s 12 Days of Christmas (weekdays 12/9-12/24)

Presented by Pandora Flooring and Supply, Sink’s Flower Shop and Greenhouse and AMEA Healthcare.

Do you know how many of our Christmas traditions came about? Hanging stockings, Christmas fruitcake — where did these and other holiday rituals come from? Chip Davis of Mannheim Steamroller answers these questions and more in these short, holiday stories on the “12 Days of Christmas”.

Christmas Eve through Christmas Day Shows

6-9am….Christmas Eve “Good Mornings” with Chris Oaks—a Christmas music-intensive edition of “Good Mornings” with holiday favorites.

Christmas Eve “Good Mornings”  is presented by Blanchard Valley Health System.

Christmas Old Time Radio Shows on 12/24 and 12/25 presented by Pete’s Auto Service.

9-10am….Miracle on 34th Street—the Lux Radio Theatre production from 1947 with Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara and John Payne recreating their movie roles.

10:00am-4:00pm…Christmas Choirs
Christmas Choirs presented by: Instrument Care Center, LaRiche Chevrolet Cadillac, Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation and AMEA Healthcare.

  • 10:00-11:00am…University of Findlay Concert Band
  • 11:00-11:15am…Cory Rawson High School
  • 11:15-11:30am…Vanlue High School
  • 11:30am-12:00pm…Findlay High School
  • 12:00-12:30pm…Arlington High School
  • 12:30-1:00pm…Van Buren High School
  • 1:00-1:30pm…North Baltimore High School
  • 1:30-2:00pm…Arcadia High School
  • 2:00-3pm…Bluffton University
  • 3:00-3:15pm…McComb High School
  • 3:15-3:30pm…Liberty Benton High School
  • 3:30-4:00pm…Pantasia

4:00-5:00pm…It’s a Wonderful Life—the 1947 Lux Radio Theatre production with James Stewart as George Bailey and Donna Reed as Mary Hatch.

5:00pm Christmas Eve to 8:00am Christmas Day…An American Christmas—hosted by Chip Davis, founder of the top-selling group Mannheim Steamroller. The stories and legends surrounding the holiday, all keyed to today’s popular and traditional Christmas music. Sure, there’s Mannheim music, but also all the traditional music of the holiday, too.

8:00am-1:00pm…Old Time Radio Christmas Shows
Christmas Old-Time Radio Shows presented by Pete’s Auto Service.

  • 8:00-9:00am…A Christmas Carol-the CBS/Campbell Playhouse production that originally aired on Christmas Eve in 1939.  Narrated by Orson Welles and starring Lionel Barrymore as Scrooge.
  • 10:00-10:30am…Milton Berle—“Salute to Christmas” (1947)
  • 10:30-11:00am…Red Skelton—“The Little Christmas Tree” (1951)
  • 11:00am-12:00pm…Command Performance–“Christmas Show” (1942) (Command Performance was one of the few radio shows that were sent overseas to boost the morale of U.S. troops during World War II. This program stars Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, Jack Benny and many more and also contains the “Fred Allen Christmas Program”
  • 12:00-12:30pm…Jack Benny—“Christmas Shopping for Perfume and a Necktie” (1939)
  • 12:30-1:00pm…Bing Crosby—“Crosby Family Christmas” (1950)

1:00pm-12:00am…An American Christmas