Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. Detective Sergeant Joseph "Joe" Friday and Officer Frank Smith search for a missing boy. The first sign that the case is serious is when blood is found. Further probing reveals the boy's parents had purchased him a .22-caliber rifle for Christmas -- and the weapon is missing, removed from its wrapped package. Starring Jack Webb. Originally broadcast December 22nd, 1949.
Britt Ponset's Christmas Carol from The Six Shooter