Christmas Eve, a traveler finds himself waiting out a
snowstorm at the Holly Tree Inn. While passing the
hours for the weather to pass so his coach can continue
on it's journey, the warm hearth of the inn brings his
mind to roam to pass recollections, both happy and
grave. He also ponders the true meaning of his
current journey and reason for his melancholy... the
woman he planned on marrying is, instead going to marry
his best friend. However, the delay at the inn is
about to bring him a miraculous discovery. With a
full cast, sound effects, and a majestic score by
Jeffrey Gage, THE HOLLY TREE INN is the fifth Dickens
Christmas story to be produced by the award winning
Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air.
Starring The Colonial Radio Players
Executive Producer Mark Vander Berg.
Produced by M.J.
Dramatized for Audio by Barry M. Putt Jr.
From the short story by Charles Dickens
Music by Jeffrey Gage. Directed by Jerry Robbins
Cover Illustration by Jeff Hayes
and Sean are a sister and brother celebrating their
first Christmas since the death of their father. While
Samantha embraces the holiday spirit, Sean is filled
with apathy and indifference over the season. On
Christmas Eve, after Sean breaks one of his father’s
ornaments, a strange force shrinks both Samantha and
Sean down to ornament size. They meet an Old St.
Nicholas ornament who tells them that in order to return
to normal size, they must talk to the magical Star
Angel, who resides at the very top of the Christmas Tree
– and they must do so before sunrise, when the magic
that brings the ornaments to life fades away, and turns
Sean and Samantha into ornaments as well. With the aid
of the Cookie Dough Man ’66, Lighthouse, Sheriff and
Pockets the tramp clown, they embark on a journey to the
top of the tree. Blocking their way, is the sinister
Scrimshaw, a damaged ornament who lives on the “Empty
Side” of the tree, and who, with his army of Snowmen,
has vowed revenge against Sean for dropping him on the
floor, causing him to break, only to be glued back
together and disfigured. Can they reach the Star Angel
before first light? With delightful songs by Jeffrey
Gage, The Star Angel is a Holiday musical adventure that
will warm your heart for many Christmas Eves to come.
Cricket on the Hearth and The
Seven Poor Travelers
The Cricket on The Hearth was first published in 1845. A
cricket constantly chirps on the hearth and acts as a
guardian angel to the Peerybingle family. The arrival of
a mysterious stranger threatens to shatter this harmony.
Does the cricket have supernatural powers? Does he
restore faith and overcome suspicion? A masterful story
of love and loyalty, The Cricket on The Hearth is
effused with the spirit of the season. The Seven Poor
Travellers was first published in 1854. On Christmas
Eve, a traveling gentleman happens upon a house in a
quaint little village, where over the door lies the
inscription “Richard Watts, Esq. by his Will, dated 22
Aug. 1579,founded this Charity for Six poor Travellers,
who not being ROGUES, or PROCTORS, May receive gratis
for one Night, Lodging, Entertainment, and Fourpence
each. He decides to treat the travelers staying at the
house this Christmas Eve to a Christmas dinner and tells
them a story around the fireplace about a soldier who
finds the true meaning of forgiveness and redemption.
Colonial Radio Theatre pulls out all the stops in this
magnificent production of the Charles Dickens classic
Christmas story! This full cast dramatization features a
powerful music score — from the magnificent, booming
opening of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," to
the frightening tones of the Ghost of Christmas Future.
This Colonial Radio Theatre production has been
broadcast yearly since 2005 on Sirius/XM Radio. A
holiday treat both you and your family will enjoy for
years to come.
Toby Veck is a humble
porter who has lost his faith in humanity. Then high up
in a church steeple, where spiders spin their castles in
the air, the spirit of the bells appear to take Toby on
a New Year's Eve journey where he discovers all he has
to be grateful for.
The telephone line
arrives in Clearmont, bringing with it modern ideas...
such as Jacob and Matt deciding to try their hand at
building an airplane. However, it is the Christmas
season, which brings out the best and worst in people,
especially where a new hat is concerned... but all
that becomes trivial when tragedy strikes on Christmas
Eve, and Britt's faith is shaken to the core. Powder
River: The Silent Night is presented here as a feature
length production, re-edited from a three episode
story arc that was featured in season 6 of Colonial
Radio Theatre's popular Powder River franchise.
Powder River The
Silent Night contains mild langue and western
violence. Parental Discretion is advised.