Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf are the panelists on this very festive Christmas night broadcast. Host and moderator greets the panel and invites the first contestants to sign in, but not before the panel is blindfolded. Lt. and Mrs. V. Post and Lt. and Mrs. D. Baxendale of the Salvation Army enter, in their uniforms, ergo the need to blindfold the group. Arlene Francis identifies them, and Dorothy Kilgallen urges John Daly to give them the round at her expense - that would be $200 for the four of them. John Daly invites them to play a Christmas carol, and a lovely rendition of "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing," ensues. Next is a young woman from Puerto Rico, one Sylvette de Aldrey. Miss de Aldrey is a panelist on the Puerto Rican "What's My Line." Arlene Francis identifies her almost immediately and invites the young lady to sit next to her and play along for the next round. Mystery celebrity guests tonight are TV personalities Peter Lind Hayes and Mary ... Written by
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Arlene was leaving for a two-week vacation to Japan the following day, December 26, 1955, and Vivian Blaine was announced as her two-week replacement. See more
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
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