A bit of historical background is given for Life Magazine’s covergirl of the week, Judy Garland, as she enters to sing, the Trolley Song. 500 service men are in the audience, and greet Judy as she announces her guests. Paul Whiteman joins Judy, and together they announce a service man who is known as the grand daddy of all electric guitar players. Proving his mastery of the new technology in electronic guitar, Les Paul plays Begin the Beguine.
Lum and Abner get a nice introduction from Judy, but what should they do? A song, or a dance? In getting ready for a play, Abner gets confused over having two heads. Huh? Are they really better than one? As Abner’s imagination kicks into high gear, Judy is confused. Who is Frank? Abner’s other head, of course. With confusion over all the talking heads, it’s hard to get the play started. Judy doesn’t help when she uses the saying, ‘Don’t cross your bridges before you come to them’ Lum has a hard time understanding the play on Eskimos, igloos, and jigalos… huh?
Judy sings, Have Yourself a Mery Little Christmas.
Former trombonist for the likes of Paul Whiteman, and Tommy Dorsey, Jerry Kolonna arrives to joke with Judy. They recall their days working together on the Bob Hope show. Jerry sings, I Love Life.
Kicking off the second half of the show, Les Paul and his trio return and play, Blue Sky.
Lum and Abner compete with the zany Jerry Kolonna, as theytry to get on with their play. They plan on a road picture. The Road to Romance. Abner gets confused over a horse of a different color. If they fight over Dorothy’s hand, Abner wants to know if that’s all he gets. He still gets sidetracked by Frank somehow.
Judy, and the rest of the musical tallent perform a medley to include:
- Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.
- I Want to Dance.
- That Man of Mine.
- You Are.
- A Heart Full of Joy and Gladness.
To wrap up, Judy has a special word for soldiers overseas, or serving anywhere, and hopes for a peaceful Christmas.