Added by on 2014-10-06

 Christmas (1949 – 1952) ~ Black & White
Feature:A variety of episodes of holiday-themed programming from some of your favorite classic television shows!. You’ll truly enjoy the holidays with the likes of Jack Benny, Liberace, Bob Cummings, Betty White, Ozzie & Harriet Nelson, Raymond Burr and many others. Sit back and relax with the family while you watch such classic shows as The Adventures of Long John Silver, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Red Skelton Show, Dragnet, Sherlock Holmes and Racket Squad. Celebrate the season with you favorite television stars and shows! The Christmas Carol This early television adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ classic tale featured legendary actor Vincent Price as your narrator. Our story centers upon miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and his haunting on Christmas Eve by his deceased business partner Jacob Marley, who warns him to change his ways otherwise a fate worst than his will be waiting for him. Starring Vincent Price, Taylor Holmes, Nelson Leigh (1949) B&W 25 Minutes Unrated The Ruggles Charles Ruggles is the patriarch of this television family where he and his wife must endure one funny situation after another, usually at the hands of one of their four children. A wholesome program with life lessons for the children and comedic entertainment for everyone. Starring Charles Ruggles, Jimmy Hawkins, Margaret Kerry (1949 – 1952) B&W 30 Minute episodes Unrated Episode: Christmas Eve (1952) The Ray Bolger Show (Where’s Raymond?) This classic 1950 program featured vaudevillian and screen legend Ray Bolger in a weekly comedy program. This show allowed Bolger to show off his dancing and comedic talents for everyone to enjoy. Starring Ray Bolger, Claire Du Brey, Peter Graves (1953 – 1955) B&W 30 Minute episodes Unrated Episode: The Christmas Show The Liberace Show Liberace, everyone’s favorite piano player, was a mainstay of American television for seventeen years. His flamboyant flair for showmanship and his masterful arrangements brought thrills to his viewers each week. Prior to his extended engagements in Las Vegas, fans were able to watch Liberace appeared weekly in their own living room. Starring Liberace (1952 – 1969) B&W 30 Minute episodes Unrated Episodes: The Christmas Show The Thanksgiving Show The Adventures of Long John Silver This 1950’s television program features the continued tales of Robert Louis Stevenson’s’ literary creation, one-legged pirate Long John Silver. Robert Newton stars as the pirate who will do the right thing if it means he’ll still benefit from it financially. After his adventures with Jim Hawkins on Treasure Island, Silver has moved to a small port where he keeps busy with his various schemes while trying to move from pirate to respectable citizen. Starring Robert Newton, Connie Gilchrist, Kit Taylor (1955) Color 30 Minutes episodes Unrated Episode: The Orphan’s Christmas Meet Corliss Archer The Archers are a typical American family with the teenage daughter Corliss finding herself the center of attention. Involved with Corliss’ misadventures is her boyfriend Dex, who always seems to get under the skin of Corliss’ father. A wholesome and fun family program for everyone to enjoy! Starring Ann Baker, Robert Ellis, Mary Brian (1954 – 1955) B&W 30 Minute episodes Unrated Episode: Christmas Show Annie Oakley One of the fastest guns in the west, Annie Oakley used her skills to help her friend, Deputy Sheriff Lofty Craig, maintain the peace in the town of Diablo. Along on her adventures, Annie’s little brother Tagg was sometimes as much of a cause of trouble as he was an aid to Annie and Deputy Craig. Starring Gail Davis, Jimmy Hawkins, Brad Johnson (1954 – 1956) B&W 30 Minute episodes Unrated Episode: Santa Claus Wears a Gun Screen Writers Playhouse – A String of Blue Beads This holiday classic from the early 1950’s is the story of a happily-married man who must face the tragedy of his wife’s death on Christmas Eve. Despair fills the man’s life after his beloved’s passing until a chance encounter with a young girl offers the opportunity to renew his spirit. Starring Louis Jourdan, Ellen Cobb-Hill (1954) Color 30 Minute episodes Unrated Dupont Theatre Again, the 1950’s were known for its live-action dramatic productions that were broadcast into everyone’s home. This series featured a who’s who of stars from radio and the big screen, all eager to show you the best their talents could offer. Starring Frances Bavier, Maureen O’ Sullivan, Thomas Mitchell (1952 – 1957) B&W 30 Minute episodes Unrated Episode: The Blessed Midnight Four Star Playhouse This TV show ran from 1952 to 1956 and had a format featuring four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino and Dick Powell. The four stars performed in individual episodes, varying from comedy to drama, with the unknown aspect of what each week’s show theme was going to be adding to the charm and excitement of the program. This program attracted great talent on and off the screen, with such well-known people as writer Blake Edwards, directors Robert Florey, Robert Aldrich and Tay Garnett, as well as stars Merle Oberon, Broderick Crawford, Lee Van Cleef and Dorothy Malone. Starring Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino, Dick Powell (1952 – 1956) B&W 30 Minute episodes Unrated Episodes: The Answer The Gift General Electric Theater This classic weekly NBC series was hosted by Ronald Reagan and featured an array of stars and performers in a variety of programs. From comedy to musical to dramatic, each weekly show was a special treat for the audience. Performers from the stage, the screen and radio all brought their best to America’s living rooms. Starring Ronald Reagan (1953 – 1962) B&W 30 Minutes Unrated Episode: A Child is Born