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It's an Orson Welles Christmas

A man of many hats, Orson Welles was a gifted and venerated actor, writer, director who used his talents to bring more magic to Christmas Radio Dramas.

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"Even if the good old days never existed, the fact that we can conceive such a world is, in fact, an affirmation of the human spirit."
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Orson Welles

A man of many hats, Orson Welles was a gifted and venerated actor, writer, director who used his talents to bring more magic to Christmas Radio Dramas.

Before Citizen Kane and its impressive nine Academy Award nominations, there was The Campbell's Playhouse where Orson Welles honed his directorial and storytelling talents over the airwaves. In this show, Orson Welles directed and produced arguably the best radio renditions of "A Christmas Carol" featuring Lionel Barrymore on December 24, 1939.

This Is My Best features Orson Welles as host in "The Plot To Overthrow Christmas"  is a great radio play about told in verse about the attack against Santa Claus to stop Christmas. In The Radio Hall Of Fame Orson Welles uses his famous baritone voice reads the nativity scene from St. Luke. In the episode, Bing Crosby "Adeste Fideles," and "White Christmas."

The Radio Reader's Digest features a dark Christmas tale "Back For Christmas" where Orson Welles plays an English doctor plans to the murder of his wife.

We hope you enjoy this collection of Christmas Radio Plays featuring Orson Welles.

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    His rendition of A Christmas Carol was quite haunting on the radio...A genius actor!!

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    7 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $3.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 50 min
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      7 shows - total playtime 3 hours 50 minutes
      1. Campbell Playhouse 381223 Christmas Carol.mp3
      2. Campbell Playhouse 391224 Christmas Carol.mp3
      3. Happy Prince 451200 Christmas Special Crosby Welles.mp3
      4. Hello Americans 421227 07 Bad Will Ambassador.mp3
      5. Orson Welles 411222 Theatre Christmas Show.mp3
      6. Radio Hall Of Fame 441224 54 Happy Prince.mp3
      7. This Is My Best 441219 16 Plot To Overthrow Christmas.mp3
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    7 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $3.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 50 min
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      7 shows - total playtime 3 hours 50 minutes
      1. Campbell Playhouse 381223 Christmas Carol.mp3
      2. Campbell Playhouse 391224 Christmas Carol.mp3
      3. Happy Prince 451200 Christmas Special Crosby Welles.mp3
      4. Hello Americans 421227 07 Bad Will Ambassador.mp3
      5. Orson Welles 411222 Theatre Christmas Show.mp3
      6. Radio Hall Of Fame 441224 54 Happy Prince.mp3
      7. This Is My Best 441219 16 Plot To Overthrow Christmas.mp3
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    7 recordings on 5 Audio CDs
    total playtime 3 hours, 50 min

    Orson Welles Christmas Disc A001

    1. Campbell Playhouse 381223 Christmas Carol

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    Orson Welles Christmas Disc A002

    1. Campbell Playhouse 391224 Christmas Carol

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    Orson Welles Christmas Disc A003

    1. Orson Welles 411222 Theatre Christmas Show
    2. Hello Americans 421227 07 Bad Will Ambassador
    3. This Is My Best 441219 16 Plot To Overthrow Christmas

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    Orson Welles Christmas Disc A004

    1. Radio Hall Of Fame 441224 54 Happy Prince

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    Orson Welles Christmas Disc A005

    1. Happy Prince 451200 Christmas Special Crosby Welles

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