The Elgin Christmas Day Greeting To America

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


22004. The Elgin Christmas Day Greeting To America. December 25, 1944. CBS net, KQW, San Jose aircheck. Sponsored by: Elgin Watches. The third annual Christmas program. Ginny Simms, Eddie Anderson, Jack Benny, Louis Silvers and His Orchestra, Manny Klein, The Swing Wing, The Charioteers, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Carmen Miranda, Joseph Szigeti, The Les Paul Trio, Barbara Jo Allen, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Carroll Carroll (writer), Anthony Stanford (production supervisor), Don Ameche (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Joan Davis, Anne Stone, Tyler McVey. 2:02:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

83805. The Elgin Christmas Day Greeting To America. December 25, 1945. CBS net. Sponsored by: Elgin Watches. 4:00 P.M. "The Fourth Annual Elgin Christmas Day Greeting To America." The first tune is, "It's A Grand Night For Singing." Don Ameche (host), Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Ginny Simms, Red Skelton, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Bob Crosby and The Bobcats, Barbara Jo Allen (as "Vera Vague"), Allan Jones, Artur Rubinstein, Ella Logan, Alan Reed, Omar Bradley, The Charioteers, Larry Storch, The Elgin Orchestra, Louis Silvers (conductor). 1:59:09. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

91097. The Elgin Christmas Day Greeting To America. December 25, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Elgin Watches. The 7th Christmas program of the once-yearly series. The program features the drama, "The Other Wise Man." The first selection is a traditional Christmas carol sung by Lauritz Melchior. Jolson sings, "I'm Sitting On Top Of The World" and then visits Santa Claus at the North Pole. The program is also referred to (several times) as, "Two Hours Of Stars." Don Ameche stumbles over the name "Leopold Stokowski" while introducing Sandra Berkova. Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Ameche (m.c.), Lauritz Melchior, Al Jolson, Danny Thomas, Red Ingle, Jack Kirkwood, Jo Stafford, Edgar Bergen, Sandra Berkova (15 year-old violinist), Cass Daley, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Henry Van Dyke (author), Jane Morgan. 2:02:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 3 programs.