One in this series of radio music shows featuring Frank Sinatra. Sinatra begins this installment by saying that next week the program will go from New York to its home in California for Christmas. He calls this installment an open letter to all American children, particularly his own Nancy and Frankie, to whom he sings his first tune, "Jingle Bells." His next song, which he offers to little girls in the audience, is "You'll Always Be the One I Love." Sinatra tells the children listening that he talked to Santa Claus that morning, adding that he thinks Santa will show up in American homes this year. He notes that Santa told him that this may be "the finest Christmas in 1000 years" because of the sacrifices of many in the war who died "to make this the perfect Christmas, a time of peace." Next, the Pied Pipers lighten the program with "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," and Sinatra sings "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers." Following this, Sinatra muses on the wonders of New York and introduces one of those wonders -- Peggy Mann, who performs "Winter Wonderland" and joins the host in "Embraceable You." Sinatra's final offering is the song he says symbolized Christmas for him when he was a boy, "Silent Night." Includes commercials, a promo, and a public service announcement.


  • DATE: December 18, 1946 Wednesdasy 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:28:45
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  • CATALOG ID: R:21416
  • GENRE: Radio - Music
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Christmas
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - Radio series - 1945-1947
  • COMMERCIALS: Radio - Commercials - Lorillard Old Gold Cigarettes^Radio - Promos - "Songs by Sinatra"^Radio - PSA - Christmas Seals


    • Mann Holiner … Producer, Director
    • Frank Wilson … Writer
    • Axel Stordahl … Conductor
    • Pied Pipers, The … Choir/Chorus
    • Frank Sinatra … Singer, Host
    • Peggy Mann … Singer
    • Dan Seymour … Announcer
    • Frank Sinatra
    • Nancy Sinatra