December 20th, 2014

Hour 1:
Celebrity Interview: Karla Mina (pinch-hitting for Lisa Wolf) and Carl talk with Dawn Wells, best known for playing “Mary Ann” on “Gilligan’s Island.”
OTR Drama: The Screen Director’s Playhouse 12-23-49 “Miracle On 34th Street” starring Edmund Gwenn. The Christmas classic about a Macy’s department store Santa who believes he’s the real Santa Claus and is forced to prove it in court! Cast includes: Natalie Wood and Willard Waterman with George Seaton (screen director). Jimmy Wallington (ann). Sustaining. NBC.

Hour 2:
Game: Beat the Host. Carl moderates as two H360 listeners win prizes and try to answer multiple-choice trivia questions. Subject this week: Samuel L. Jackson, born December 21st, 1948.
OTR Police/Western: Tales of the Texas Rangers 12-23-51 “Christmas Payoff” starring Joel McCrea. Dr. Hartley is murdered in his office on Christmas eve. The killer had a bandaged hand. Cast includes: Tony Barrett, Lillian Buyeff, Whitfield Connor, Lou Krugman, Michael Ann Barrett and Parley Baer. Hal Gibney (ann) Sustaining. NBC.

Hour 3:
Movie Reviews: National Movie Critic Sarah Adamson reviews two films that were recently released, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” and “Exodus: Gods and Kings.”
OTR Holiday: The Cinnamon Bear 1937 Chapters 24, 25 and 26 (conclusion) starring Buddy Duncan as Paddy’ O’Cinnamon who helps Judy and Jimmy Barton find their lost Silver Star for the top of their Christmas Tree. Syndicated.

Hour 4:
Quiz: Stump the Host. Karla tests Carl’s knowledge of classic radio with questions on the subject. A H360 listener will win prizes.
OTR Mystery: Suspense 12-17-61 “Yuletide Miracle” starring Larry Haines. Following a visit from a ghost named Sir Benjamin, a convicted criminal – who is attempting to evade his parole officer – agrees to fulfill a dying man’s request to deliver Christmas presents to his mother and sister. Cast includes: Santos Ortega, Joe DeSantis, Bill Lipton, Larry Haines, Rosemary Rice and Katherine Rott. Stuart Metz (ann). Sustaining. CBS.

Classic Radio Shows for December 27th, 2014 include: