Christmas Shows

Christmas Eve through Christmas Day Shows

6:00-7:00am…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: LaRiche Family Dealerships, Instrument Care Center and Blanchard Valley Health System

  • 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…Bluffton University
  • 1:30-2:00pm…Arcadia High School
  • 2:00-3pm…University of Findlay Concert-Chorale
  • 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.
Mannheim Steamroller’s “An American Christmas” presented by: Blanchard Valley Health System, Sink’s Flower Shop and Greenhouse and Findlay Ace Hardware

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.

9:00am-1:00pm…Old Time Radio Christmas Shows
Christmas Old-Time Radio presented by: Pete’s Auto Service, Arlington Pharmacy, Blanchard Valley Health System and Arlington Good Samaritan

  • 9:00-9:30am…Amos ‘n’ Andy—the traditional Christmas episode
  • 9:30-10:00am…Fibber McGee and Molly—“Making Christmas Cards” (1949)
  • 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
Mannheim Steamroller’s “An American Christmas” presented by: Blanchard Valley Health System, Sink’s Flower Shop and Greenhouse and Findlay Ace Hardware