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“Marilyn Monroe” performs for Jefferson’s Opera House Theatre Players during its vintage USO show in July. The OHTP is bringing back the USO show Dec. 11-12 for a special Christmas-themed show.

JEFFERSON — Jefferson’s Opera House Theatre Players will take a step back in time with a Christmas-themed vintage USO show.

The OHTP group is reprising the roles of Bob Hope and his friends for “It’s a USO Christmas,” set for 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12 at the VFW Post No. 10373, located at 1399 Hwy. 59 South in Jefferson.

The OHTP first introduced its vintage style USO shows in July when they hosted an Independence Day themed show for the Fourth of July. OHTP Director Marcia Thomas said the shows were a hit, so they’re bringing them back.

“We so very much enjoyed doing the USO show last July and could see that the audiences loved it also,” Thomas said. “In fact, we are enormously happy to put this one together. The VFW is great to help us continue our operation by letting us use their building.”

“This one is a Christmas-themed show similar to what would have been seen at the local or Hollywood Canteen during the war years,” Thomas said in a news release. “The show will again feature a Bob Hope character and plenty of blondes to help him.”

Thomas said the show will also feature a skit with Ethel, Fred, Ricky and Lucy, Abbott and Costello, Burns and Allen and several other acts that will have the audience rocking with laughter and tapping their toes.

The Ladies Auxiliary will be on site at both shows to sell hot chocolate, coffee and other snacks.