Christmas Eve is a week away, and I’ve been lax with posting Old Time Radio episodes featuring Christmas. For that I apologize, and to make up for it, I present “Miracle on 34th Street,” arguably one of the best Santa Claus stories ever. This OTR episode stars Edmund Qwenn, the actor who played such a wonderful Santa Claus in the original movie, along with the other original stars, John Payne and Maureen O’Hara.
Lux Radio Theater was one of the most popular anthology on OTR. It ran from 1934 to 1955 on NBC Blue Network, CBS, and NBC. It originally adapted broadway plays before adapting films and was broadcast before a live audience. It even continued on to television for most of the 1950s.
Lux Radio Theater
“Miracle on 34th Street”
Original Air Date:
December 20, 1948
Starring Edmund Gwenn, John Payne, Maureen O’Hara
I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
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