The Bell Telephone Hour

Season 3 Episode 6

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Dec 23, 1960 on NBC
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Hosted by Maureen O'Hara with performances by John Raitt, Rise Stevens and The Columbus Boys' Choir, Ballet Dancers Igor Youskevitch and Roberta Lubell and the American Ballet Theatre starring Royes Fernandez, Scott Douglas and Ruth Ann Koesun. On the night before Christmas, Maureen O'Hara reads the story of the Nativity from the Gospel of Luke.

The Ballet Theatre performs Les Patineurs.
Maureen O'Hara sings "What Child Is This?", "I Wonder as I Wander" and "Christ Child's Lullaby".
The Columbus Boys' Choir performs "Joy to the World", "O Holy Night" and "Angels We Have Heard On High".
John Raitt sings "At Christmas Time".
Rise Stevens solos with "Friendly Beasts".
The Chorus performs "Deck the Halls".
John Raitt sings "Winter Song".
Igor Youskevitch and Roberta Lubell perform the "Ornaments Dance".
Rise Stevens sings "Toyland".
John Raitt sings "We Three Kings of Orient Are".
The Columbus Boys' Choir sings "O Little Town of Bethlehem".
Rise Stevens with the Columbus Boys' Choir sing "O Come, All Ye Faithful".


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