Jonathan Thomas Christmas On The Moon
Jonathan Thomas and his Christmas On The Moon is a wonderful little series following in the tradition of Cinnamon Bear. Cinnamon Bear was first broadcast on radio in 1937 and was a huge success which went on to become a Christmas listening tradition. The following year in 1938 the makers of Cinnamon Bear also produced Jonathan Thomas’s Christmas on The Moon again a 26 part series leading from Thanksgiving through to Christmas Eve.
It has all the makings of a children’s fantasy tale as Jonathan in his quest to save Santa Claus meets with giants and goblins and Squeebublians who hate Christmas cheer and many hero’s in the form of his teddy bear Guz, Gorgonzola the Horse, the Fairy Queen and Whiskery Bill the Squirrel to mention but a few.
They visit wonderful places with names like Ohmagoodness, Merry-Go-Round River, Rumplestitch Land and the Valley of the Three Dwarfs and much of the story is told in whimsical rhyme.
But of course there is no need to worry as by the end of the story, just in time for Christmas Day Jonathan Thomas has kept his promise and saved Santa Claus.
Broadcast: 24th December 1938
Added: Dec 25 2007