One in this series of hyperkinetic comedy programs comprised of dozens of fast paced sketches and song parodies. This holiday episode mixes Christmas carols with comedic bits. The program is based around a running storyline in which an airplane filled with children are hijacked by a Palestinian terrorist group called the Black September Movement. The children on the plane are being taken around the world by a teacher who wants to teach the kids about the ways in which the holidays are celebrated in different countries. After the hijackers make their presence known, the teacher starts to pretend that the hijackers are somehow playacting. "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" is played. In the "Laughs from the Past" segment, an unidentified Robert F. Kennedy impersonator does a brief routine. In the next bit, Chevy Chase imagines Christmas in the Soviet Union, where he says it is called "Marxmas." Next, the National Lampoontones visit an orphanage to sing a medley of songs with the word "telephone" in them. The program concludes with a spoof of his own performance style by Joe Cocker, who sings "White Christmas." Includes commercials.


  • NETWORK: Syndicated
  • DATE: 1988
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:27:00
  • COLOR/B&W:
  • CATALOG ID: R89:0188
  • GENRE: Radio - Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: Premiere Radio Network - Radio series, 1973-1974
  • COMMERCIALS: Radio - Commercials - Enjoli perfume^Radio - Commercials - United States Marines^Radio - Commercials - Eveready batteries


  • Michael O'Donoghue … Writer, Cast
  • Ann Beatts … Writer, Cast
  • Ed Bluestone … Writer, Cast
  • Christopher Guest … Writer, Cast
  • Chevy Chase … Writer, Cast
  • Shawn Kelly … Writer, Cast
  • Doug Kenny … Writer, Cast
  • Brian McConnachie … Writer, Cast
  • Ed Subitzky … Writer, Cast
  • Henry Beard … Writer
  • Bruce McCall … Writer
  • Paul Price … Writer
  • Vernon Taft … Writer
  • George W.S. Trow … Writer
  • Judy Jacklin … Cast
  • Bob Dryden … Cast
  • George Agoglia … Cast
  • Scott Muni … Performer, Eveready battery commercial, Voice-over
  • Bob Tischler
  • John Belushi
  • Polly Beard
  • Jerry Graham
  • Paul Jacobs
  • Alicia Taylor
  • Gracie Whitebread
  • Joe Cocker
  • Pat Bright
  • Robin Finder
  • Janice Hirsch
  • Paul Ginsberg
  • Ellen Gross
  • Robert F. Kennedy
  • Alice Playton
  • Josh Moonshine
  • Andy Simmons
  • John Scallon
  • Gilda Radner
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