Holidays

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

First published anonymously in 1823 as A Visit from St. Nicholas, the poem has been attributed to American scholar Clement C. Moore. This simple verse is largely responsible for the conception of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today -- including what he looked like, his sleigh, the...
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A Christmas Carol

This is Charles Dickens' story of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's transformation after the supernatural visitations of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The 1843 novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. Adapted from Orson Welles' 1938 Mercury Theatre...
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Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus

In 1897, eight-year-old Virgina O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus -- because so many of her friends had insisted he didn't exist. This is the famous reply published on the editorial page, written by Francis Church. Mr. Church rises...
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Miracle in Miami

Following the success of the 1948 film 'Miracle on 34th Street', much of the cast reprised their roles in the Lux Radio Theatre holiday broadcast. It's the touching story of what takes place in New York City following Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, as a single mother and her daughter, a lawyer,...
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The Ornament

Each year, you hang a special ornament on your tree. But what if you could travel back to when -- and where that ornament made its first appearance? The LITE FM Players present their latest holiday radio drama, 'The Ornament' -- an original Christmas story.
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