Friday, December 22, 1944
This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.
A girl and her mother talk about Santa and the Christmas spirit.
A roll-call of Christmas-celebrating lands: Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, France, Belgium, Greece, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Yugoslavia, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria.
Three additional countries that celebrate Christmas, "where hidden from the storm troops greed-eyed this holiday is kept": Italy, Spain, Germany.
Two Americans, a Christian and a Jew, watch a group of Italian refugees praying at Christmastime.
"Peace is on the earth 'midst screaming guns and battles' hollow crash."
The girl from the opening is allowed to light the Christmas tree.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 43539