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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. They 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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