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Christmas Eyes on Old Time Radio

Almost as ubitquious as private eyes on old time radio was the ubitquious and seemingly obligatory very special “Christmas” episodes, usually (but not always) a toned down, more family-friendly episode than the usual fare, that usually ended with an upbeat message, very earnest seasonal salutations to listeners and maybe, just maybe — URK! — a Christmas song sung by the cast.

Here are the ones I’ve been able to track down:


Deck the Mean Streets with Boughs of Holly
Christmas Eyes

My Scrapbook: A Seasonal Greeting Card from the Charleses
MGM publicity still for the release of Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

Dark Christmas: 7 Noir Holidays Films
Blogger Jake Hinkson is dreaming of a black Christmas.

Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith. And I just wanted to say Merry Christmas & all that, to all the contributors and supporters of Thrilling Detective over the years, and how appreciated it’s been. You guys have kept me going. And a big holiday hug especially to Gerald and Victoria.

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