Email This Post Email This Post Print This Post Print This Post
Home » Arts & Entertainment, Holiday OTR, Old time radio (OTR), Weekend OTR

Christmas OTR: Dragnet – A Rifle for Christmas

By: 22 December 2010 One Comment

Here’s just what you wanted right before Christmas — a cautionary tale.

Hey, at least it’s a cautionary tale and it features Joe Friday deadpanning his way through an episode of Dragnet, one of the finest old time radio show out there. Any OTR fan has heard at least an episode or two of Dragnet. For them, here’s the chance to listen to another one. For everyone else, well you can see what you’ve been missing by stubbornly avoided such topnotch entertainment through the years.

Now, the story you’re about to hear can be taken one of two ways. Parents are cautioned against buying their kids weapons for Christmas (not the kind of message that goes over too well here in Arkansas) and children are — in a sense — warned about the dangers of opening up those presents before Christmas. No matter what you get out of this tale of woe, it’s well worth a listen — Dragnet is always a good way to kill off some time.

Click me!Speaking of which, listening to a great OTR program (such as this one) is a great way to relax a bit and get ready for Christmas. Yes, we’re posting a lot of Christmas OTR shows here at First Arkansas News, and you can thank our friends at for that. I’ve been a customer for years and have no problem recommending The Cat to anyone who wants to purchase collections of old time radio programs, take advantage of fast shipping and get the best customer service on the planet. Oh, and The Cat will save you a few bucks, too. Head on over and see what’s for sale over their, folks.

Now, click the below player, sit back and relax with a great OTR program.

Dragnet — A Rifle for Christmas

About: Ethan C. Nobles:
Benton resident. Rogue journalist. Recovering attorney. Email =

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.