Annual Christmas Radio Show

In the Annual Christmas Radio Show, Amos (played by Freeman Gosden) explained the Lord's Prayer to his daughter Arbadella (played by radio actress, Barbara Jean Wong). This heart-warming script was repeated every Christmas Eve from 1940 to 1954.

The above 3:20 min sample is from the Dec 22, 1944 
broadcast of Amos and Andy Old Time Radio Show
Although the broadcast performance varied slightly from year to year the below is a transcript of the annual broadcast.

Daughter Arbadella: "What does the Lord's Prayer mean, Daddy?" 
Amos: "Well, it means an awful lot. And with the world like it is now, Darlin', it seems to have a bigger meaning than ever before. "Now you lay down and listen. The first line of the Lord's Prayer is this, "Our Father, which art in Heaven." That means, Father of all that is good where no wrong can dwell. "And the next line is, 'Hallowed be thy name.' That means, Darlin', that we should love and respect all that is good. 'Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, in Earth as it is in Heaven.' That means Darlin' as we clean our hearts of all hate and selfishness and fill our hearts with love, the good the true and the beautiful, then this earth will be exactly like Heaven." 
Arbadella: "Oh, that would be wonderful, Daddy." 
Amos: "Then it says, 'Give us this day our daily bread.' Now that means to feed our hearts with kindness, love and courage, which will make us strong for our daily tasks. And then it says, 'And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.' Do you remember the Golden Rule?" 
Arbadella: "Oh, yes, sir."
Amos: "Well, that means we must keep the Golden Rule and do unto others as we would want them to do unto us. And then it says, 'And Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.' That means, my Darlin,' to ask God to help us do and see and think right so that we will neither be led or tempted by anything that is bad." 
Arbadella: "Uh, huh." 
Amos: "And then it says, 'For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever. Amen.' That means, Darlin,' that all the world and everything that's in it belongs to God's kingdom. Everything. Your Mommy, your Daddy, your little brother, your Grandma, you and everybody. And as we know that, and act AS IF we know that, my Darlin' - THAT is the real spirit of Christmas."

See also: Christmas Radio Shows