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Holiday OTR — A Christmas Carol

By: 14 December 2010 One Comment

Well, it’s not exactly the weekend (far from it, in fact) but I’m posting an old time radio episode regardless.

Yes, it’s the classic A Christmas Carol we’ve all come to love this time of year. We’ve all seen spins on the Charles Dickens novel on television and in movie theaters, but how many of us have sat down and listened to an audio adaptation of the story? If you haven’t listened to on, here’s your chance.

And we’re presenting not any old adaptation of A Christmas Carol. No, sir! This one was produced by none other than the great Orson Welles before he went to Hollywood and dismantled his career. Ah, but there’s more to this adaptation than just Orson Welles — Lionel Barrymore stars as Scrooge. Barrymore, of course, is perhaps best known for playing that mean old Mr. Potter in a movie that’s become a staple this time of year — It’s a Wonderful Life.

As always, this episode is brought to your by our friends over at The Cat has some sales running right now (as he always does), so make sure to check those out and grab a collection or two for the old time radio fan on your list (or, heck, pick up a few episodes for yourself if you’ve been good this year). The Cat keeps prices low and an easy-to-use, inexpensive device such as the Sansa Clip MP3 player loaded up with OTR programs makes for a dandy, unique and inexpensive gift.

At any rate, we’ll be back on the normal Weekend OTR schedule later on in the week. If you happened to miss any episodes in our Holiday OTR series, now is the perfect time to catch up, isn’t it? Go ahead and click the below player and enjoy this adaptation of A Christmas Carol, as presented on Christmas Eve in 1939 by The Campbell Playhouse.

The Campbell Playhouse — A Christmas Carol

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