Frank Sinatra Saves Santa Claus on WAMU

This weekend’s Big Broadcast on WAMU continues the holiday theme with these episodes about Christmas:

  • My Favorite Husband: Lucille Ball as Liz Cooper – Original air date December 16, 1949. CBS network. The show explores what George is planning to give Liz for Christmas, with only seven shopping days left. 7:30 p.m. Eastern
  • Suspense: The Cave – Original air date December 20, 1955. CBS network. The fanciful tale of two boys on a Christmas Day adventure who chance upon pirates in a magical cave. 7:30 p.m. Eastern
  • Dragnet: The Big Little Jesus – Original air date December 22, 1953. NBC network. A Catholic mission in Los Angeles files a police report because their statue of Jesus has been purloined. 8:30 p.m. Eastern
  • Rocky Fortune: The Plot to Murder Santa Claus – Original air date December 22, 1953. Frank Sinatra stars as Rocky Fortune and Old Blue Eyes must foil a scheme to off Old Saint Nick. 9:30 p.m. Eastern
  • The Shadow: Cold Death – Original air date December 19, 1937. Mutual network. Orson Welles portrays The Shadow, who enters the thoughts of a Scrooge-like slumlord keeping reporters out of his shantytown with gangsters. 10:00 p.m. Eastern
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