The Cinnamon Bear is arguably the best holiday series ever developed for radio. First heard in 1937, this wonderful Christmas fantasy adventure was created and written by Glanville Heisch for children of all ages. It all starts with twins Judy and Jimmy Barton just before Christmas. Someone—or something—has taken the “Silver Star” for the top of their Christmas tree. The very Irish teddy bear, Paddy O’Cinnamon, comes to their rescue and tells them that the Crazy Quilt Dragon has taken the star to Maybeland. The three venture off to find the Silver Star and come face-to-face with many fantastical characters in Maybeland, including a dragon, a giant, a witch, a whale, a queen, a rhyming rabbit, a magician, cowboys, Indians, and even pirates. The adventure concludes with a trip to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus himself!
Many well-known radio actors lent their voices to this popular series, including Howard McNear, Gale Gordon, Verna Felton, Frank Nelson, Elliott Lewis, Lou Merrill, and Joseph Kearns. Judy Barton was played by Barbara Jean Wong, Jimmy Barton by Tommy Carr, and Paddy O’Cinnamon by Buddy Duncan. Now, in collaboration with the Heisch estate, we bring you all twenty-six episodes of The Cinnamon Bear, recorded directly from the original masters for superb sound quality.