Another of those compilation sets of shows that either everyone has forgotten (presuming they knew about them in the first place) or episodes that have fallen into the clutches of public domain. This time, they’re all Christmas (and a couple of Thankgiving) programs.
As with the entry below this one, this set has a bonus Virtual Fireplace. Figured it would be the same one, but no, this one is different. Nice to find another one I didn’t have before.
As I mentioned in the previous entry as well, my LEAST favorite TV version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL is one with Basil Rathbone as Scrooge. When I saw that one called CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL was on here, I was sort of prepared that it would be the Rathbone debacle. As it turns out, this is one with Taylor Holmes (who?) as Scrooge with Vincent Price narrating. Can’t go wrong with Vincent. Chalk this one up as a hidden treasure.
Did you know that TV legend Betty White once played a character with the last name of “Angel”? I didn’t either until I saw a few minutes of A DATE WITH THE ANGELS on this set.
The number of episodes are as follows:
OZZIE & HARRIET: 5
THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES: 4
FOUR STAR PLAYHOUSE: 2
THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM: 3
THE LIBERACE SHOW: 2
RACKET SQUAD: 2
THE RED SKELTON SHOW: 2
All other listed programs only have 1 episode each – or were “one-shot” shows to begin with.