Relayed from King's College Chapel, Cambridge
Processional Hymn, 'Once in Royal David's City'
Bidding Prayer and Lord's Prayer.
Invitatory Carol - 'O Little Town of Betlehem' ...... Walford Davies
First Lesson - Gen. iii, 8-15. Reader - A Chorister
Carol - In the Bleak Mid-winter..... The Bishop of Oxford
Second Lesson - Gen. xxii, 15-18. Reader - an Undergraduate
Carol - 'I saw Three Ships'
Third Lesson - Isaiah ix, 2, 6, 6. Reader - A Choral Scholar
Carol - 'God rest you Merry Gentlemen'
Fourth Lesson - Micah v, 2, 3, 4. Reader - A Fellow
Carols - 'Lullay mi Liking', 'The Holly and the Ivy'... Holst, arr. W. Davies
Fifth Lesson - St. Luke i, 26-33 and 38. Reader - The Tutor
Carol - 'Shepherds in the Field Abiding'
Sixth Lesson - St. Matthew i, 18-23. Reader - A Free Church Minister
Carol - 'While Shepherds Watched'
Seventh Lesson - St. Luke ii, 8-16. Reader - The Mayor's Chaplain
Carols - 'O Night, Peaceful and Blest', 'I heard an Infant Weeping'
Eighth Lesson - St. Matthew ii, 1-11. Reader - the Representative of the Sister College at Eton.
Carol - 'In Dulci Jubilo'
Ninth Lesson - St. John i, 1-14. Reader - The Provost
Carol - 'O come all ye Faithful.'
Collect for Christmas Day
Recessional Hymn - 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing'
STRICTLY speaking, St.Nicholas has no genuine connection with Christmas time. His own feait, which rivalled. Christmas in the revelry with which it was celebrated, and is still, in some countries, one of the most important festivals of the year, is much earlier in the month, and it is only recently that Saint Nicholas has become the Santa Claus of English murseries, and the whole cerom onial of giving presents been attached to Christmas itself. How the change came Mr. Branch Johnson , an author well versed in folklore and popular hagiology, will explain in this evening's talk.
a. Ghost Story by E. F. BENSON, specially adapted for broadcasting and read by tho Author
CONNOISSEURS of ghost stories are a fastidious breed, and only the subtlest forms of horror pass their tests. Mr. E. F. Benson's book, ' The Room in tho Tower,' is in all these collections, and one of the most highly-prized volumes there. It is now, unhappily, out of print, and there is all the more reason to welcome the author's reading of one of the stories from it, in a special adaptation that he has made for broadcasting, tonight. Those who are not connoisseurs of ghost stories, and who are not too sure of their nerves, had better not listen tonight.