Radio: Little Miss Christmas

No one before had ever managed to steal the great U. S. radio Christmas show from Tiny Tim. But this year Shirley Temple stole into millions of U. S. homes on Christmas Eve, twinkling after Happiness in a wide-eyed episode from Maeterlinck's The Blue Bird. She said pretty Merrys to everybody, blended her fair treble with Baritone Nelson Eddy in an unprecedented Silent Night.

Not only was this an innovation in American Christmases, it was an innovation in Shirley Temple: the first time in her six-year career that she has ever played in...

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