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Christmas Past Presents — The Plot to Overthrow Christmas

Christmas in Quarantine: Day 17. Today’s installment is another trip back to the golden age of radio. On December 25, 1938, the world heard for the first time Norman Corwin’s radio play told in rhyming verse: The Plot to Overthrow Christmas. It’s another Christmas classic just waiting to be rediscovered by a modern audience.

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Music in this episode

Golden Hour” — Podington Bear, via Free Music Archive

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