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SEASONAL/HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

CELEBRATE ALL YEAR LONG WITH THESE HOLIDAY-THEMED CASSETTES!


CHRISTMAS, THANKSGIVING, AND NEW YEAR'S COMPILATIONS

SPREAD A LITTLE HOLIDAY CHEER WITH THESE TIMELY PROGRAMS!


714 YULETIDE TV TREATS

1. ANNIE OAKLEY (1956). In "Santa Claus Wears a Gun", Gail Davis stars as the west's greatest sharpshooter. A man named Snowy Kringle (a crack shot who looks just like Santa Claus) comes to town. A federal investigator informs Annie that this same man is wanted for murder in another city. Santa a killer?
2. HAPPY NEW YEAR 1958 WITH GUY LOMBARDO AND HIS ROYAL CANADIANS. Live from New York City, it's the famous bandleader and his orchestra ringing in the new year in this fullycomplete 60-minute show, which also contains original commercials. Join Guy as he plays the hit songs of past years and awaits the arrival of 1958. It's all here: the excitement, the fun, and the live cutaways to Times Square! For authenticity, start this show on your VCR at 11:15 p.m. December 31, and when it's midnight, it'll become 1958 on your TV! A collector's item!
3. DRAGNET (1955). For one detective, 1956 won't ever arrive: he's just been shot. Friday and Smith try to find the killer, and then have to tell the victim's wife while she's throwing a big party in "The Big New Year's Eve Cop Killer". Jack Webb and Ben Alexander star.
--- 110 MINUTES --- BLACK AND WHITE ---
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715 YOUR HIT PARADE HOLIDAY HOUR (1955)

Here are two more 30-minute musical shows from the famous series of the 1950s. They're all here Snooky Lanson, Russell Arms, Giselle Mackenzie, and Dorothy Collins singing the top tunes of the week PLUS special Christmas and New Years tunes, all live from New York City. Complete with original commercials, live air dates are DECEMBER 24 and DECEMBER 31, 1955.
--- 60 MINUTES --- BLACK AND WHITE ---
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718 A CHRISTMAS COMPILATION

We've had several requests to combine many of our previous Christmas-oriented programs onto one 90-minute tape, and we've done just that. Remember these shows have been previously released on other Shokus cassettes (catalog numbers are listed below).
1. THE GEORGE BURNS AND GRACIE ALLEN SHOW (12/20/51). George and Gracie welcome Gracie's sister and her daughters for the holidays. (From tape #202).
2. SEE IT NOW (12/23/51). The award-winning Edward R. Murrow hosts this special holiday show, which features Christmas greetings "live" from coaxial cable hook-ups around the country, including New York, Hollywood, Omaha, Cincinnati, Chicago and others. Also, warm greetings from our fighting soldiers in Korea. (From tape #435).
3. THE PAUL WINCHELL SHOW (12/17/53). Paul and Jerry Mahoney celebrate the yuletide season as Paul flashes back to his early courting years. (From tape #462).
ALL OF THE ABOVE SHOWS CONTAIN ORIGINAL COMMERCIALS
--- 90 MINUTES --- BLACK AND WHITE ---
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732 THE BURNS AND ALLEN HOLIDAY HOUR

Join George Burns and Gracie Allen in two holiday-oriented shows that have not been seen since their original broadcasts! Both programs contain original commercials.
1. "THANKSGIVING SHOW" (11/22/51). George and Gracie are having a Thanksgiving dinner at their home...but not before Gracie causes trouble between Blanche and Harry - he's betting on horses but Gracie thinks he's been unfaithful to Blanche.
2. THE GEORGE BURNS SHOW (12/23/58) - "La Vie en Rose". Gracie retired at the end of the 1957/58 season, but George decided to continue the show without her. It's essentially the same show, except now the emphasis is on George, who runs a talent agency, and Blanche (Bea Benaderet) is his secretary. Harry Von Zell, Larry Keating and Ronnie Burns all co-star, continuing their roles from the original series. In this episode, as Christmas draws near, Von Zell and Blanche decide to butter George up so they'll get nice gifts, while George tries to keep one of his working clients from returning to France for the holidays.
--- 60 MINUTES --- BLACK AND WHITE ---
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729 THE JACK BENNY HOLIDAY HOUR

Jack and his gang always put on great shows during the holidays, and here are two live shows that really shine bright! Both shows contain original commercials!
1. THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM (12/18/55). Jack's guests are Frances and Edgar Bergen. Jack wants Edgar to appear on his annual Christmas show, so he pays the Bergens a visit and is shocked to learn something about Charlie and Mortimier!
2. THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM (12/28/54). In another live re-creation of his annual New Year's Eve show performed since his radio days, Jack's date falls through and he's left with nothing to do to ring in the new year. If you already have the other version of this program on show #709, watch for subtle differences in jokes and in the casting of some of the supporting players.
--- 60 MINUTES --- BLACK AND WHITE ---
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731 THE ORIGINAL �DRAGNET� HOLIDAY COLLECTION

1. �.22 RIFLE FOR CHRISTMAS� (1952). New to home video, this classic episode features Herb Ellis as Frank Smith. A 10-year-old boy is given a rifle as a Christmas present and he accidentally shoots his best friend. The show is complete with original Chesterfield cigarette commercials.
2. �THE BIG CHRISTMAS� (1953). Originally released on our tape #712. Friday and Smith try to find the thief who stole the Baby Jesus from a Catholic church on Christmas Eve. Ben Alexander co-stars as Frank Smith. (New to DVD)
3. �THE BIG THANKSGIVING� (1955). Putting their holiday on hold, Friday and Smith must find the man responsible for beating up women on city streets. From tape #468. (New to DVD)
4. �THE BIG NEW YEAR�S EVE COP KILLER� (1955). A police officer is gunned down and the detectives must break the news to the cop�s wife during her New Year�s Eve party. Originally released on program #714.
--- 105 MINUTES --- BLACK AND WHITE ---
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719 THE RED SKELTON HOLIDAY HOUR

Join Red for holiday fun in these two hilarious shows. The first is complete with original commercials!
1. THANKSGIVING SHOW (1955). Red recreates the first Thanksgiving, playing John Alden.
2. 1954 CHRISTMAS SHOW. Freddie the Freeloader tries to get himself arrested so he can spend Christmas in a nice, warm jail cell. Allen Jenkins guest stars, too!
--- 55 MINUTES --- BLACK AND WHITE ---
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722 "LOVE THAT BOB!" HOLIDAY HOUR

Bob Cummings stars in his classic sitcom, with Ann B. Davis, Dwayne Hickman, and Rosemary de Camp.
1. "THANKSGIVING IN JOPLIN" (1957). The gang heads to Missouri to spend Thanksgiving with Grandpa Collins, who's having a tough time getting a turkey fattened up for the feast.
2. "GRANDPA'S XMAS VISIT" (1955). Grandpa Collins travels to Los Angeles for the holidays, and Bob does all he can to keep him from dating his girlfriend. (This episode was previously released on tape #278.)
--- 50 MINUTES --- BLACK AND WHITE ---
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723 CLASSIC CHRISTMAS COMEDIES (1954/60)

1. THE RED SKELTON SHOW (1960). Red stars in "Freddie and the Yuletide Doll", in which the Freeloader brings a doll to life.
2. DEAR PHOEBE (1954). Peter Lawford stars as a newspaper columnist in this sitcom, complete with original commercials. In this holiday show, he tries to reunite a boy with his father.
3. LIFE WITH ELIZABETH (1954). Betty White stars in 3 short husband-and-wife sketches. The second deals with hidden Christmas presents.
4. MEET CORLISS ARCHER (1954). The Christmas episode in this series based on the radio show finds the Archers curious about each other's Christmas gifts.
--- 105 MINUTES --- BLACK AND WHITE ---
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724 HOLIDAY VARIETY SHOWS

1. CHESTERFIELD SUPPER CLUB Starring PERRY COMO (11/20/49). A rare kinescope featuring Perry and his special guest Raymond Massey, who, in honor of Thanksgiving, gives a patriotic performance as Abraham Lincoln. Complete with cigarette commercials.
2. YOU ASKED FOR IT (1951). A Christmas program featuring host Art Baker, as well as a balloon toy maker doing his thing, marines singing hymns, and two characters recreating a scene from a popular yuletide play. Some commercials included.
3. THE PAT BOONE CHEVY SHOWROOM (12/5/57), also complete with original 1958 car commercials. This show features lots of Christmas music, as well as guests Stubby Kaye and Jimmy Nelson with Danny O'Day and Farfel.
--- 90 MINUTES --- BLACK AND WHITE ---
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711 CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A YEAR

Here are seven full-length color cartoons from the 1930s and 1940s: "Christmas Comes But Once a Year", "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "Somewhere in Dreamland", "Hector's Hectic Life", "Kids in the Shoe", "Jack Frost", and "Snow Fooling". Also: "Howdy Doody's Christmas", in black and white, with Howdy, Buffalo Bob, and Santa Claus!
--- 60 MINUTES --- BLACK AND WHITE ---
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