So for the rest of the year I'm going to feature dozens of wonderful holiday shows...I'l feature Classics and some of my personal favorites that I try to listen to every year. Look for these great episodes on the LISTENING TO OTR page!
One of the shows that did the holiday season right every year was the Jack Benny Program. Jack would have several holiday themed show through out December with a annual episode with him throwing a Christmas party at his home in Beverly Hills, but the absolute best were his Christmas shopping episodes!!! The theme yearly was Jack going to the local Department store with Mary and selecting gifts for the whole gang. It used all the best Benny gags, his penny pinching and short temper and they best used his great cast of character actors to their best abilities; actors like Mel Blanc, Bea Benedrict, Frank Nelson, Sheldon Leonard and many more!!! but Don Wilson, Dennis Day, Mary Livingston, Phil Harris and Eddie Anderson all got into the mix to make them all-time great episodes!
So for my first selection I've picked 4 of the best episodes from these Jack Benny Christmas Shopping episodes but if you get a chance to here more they are all wonderful!!! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!!!