People all over the Indian sub-continent tuned into Radio Ceylon/Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation to listen to the Christmas radio programmes.
The legendary Radio Ceylon and SLBC Broadcaster Vernon Corea
Vernon Corea presented and produced countless radio programmes in celebration of Christmas over the airwaves of Radio Ceylon and subsequently the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. There was no television in Sri Lanka in the 1950s, 1960s and the early 1970s – radio was King. Families would gather together around the radio in the lounges of homes and mailbags were full of requests for Christmas songs. Vernon Corea always included the well known carols and the Christmas songs of the era. Here is a selection of his Christmas favourites: