Sunday, December 27, 2009

Jean Shepherd: A Christmas Story WOR Radio 1974 1/5

This is a little late but, since we're still celebrating the Christmas season, I think it's okay.

If you grew up like I did loving the great movie A Christmas Story then you might know that it originated as a series of stories by New York radio personality Jean Shepherd (who narrates the movie). The stories were published in a book "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" and, on Christmas Eve 1974, Shepherd read some of these stories live on WOR radio -- nearly a full decade before the movie. Here is the first of these stories, about the Red Rider bebe fun, and it's a hoot.

Merry (belated) Christmas!

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