Merry Sitcom – Christmas Treasures From Classic Television
Just in time to get you in the mood for the holiday season comes Merry Sitcom, a collection of seven Christmas episodes from classic television shows. Not your normal holiday fare, these are rarely seen episodes from bygone days of television, and a real treat for the whole family.
This is really a nice mix of shows, and you know someone on your list would enjoy this.
’Tis the season to be jolly, and there is no better way to get in the holiday spirit than with this first-ever collection of timeless Christmas-themed episodes from the shows you grew up with but never outgrew. Shout! Factory’s Merry Sitcom: Christmas Classics From TV’s Golden Age is the perfect thing to watch as your loved ones gather together this year, and makes a wonderful gift.
In the Father Knows Best episode “The Christmas Story” which aired in 1954, Jim decides the Andersons will cut their own Christmas tree this year in an attempt to remind his family of the real meaning of Christmas. When they become stranded in the woods during a snowstorm, the true spirit of the holiday seems even more elusive than ever. As an added bonus, also included is the never before aired or released episode “Christmas Memory,” of a new series starring Robert Young, titled Window On Main Street. The series aired on CBS shortly after Father Knows Best went off the air.
In 1958’s “A Very Merry Christmas” episode of The Donna Reed Show, Donna has found herslelf disenchanted by people who take more than they give, but her faith in the human spirit is restored when she discovers who has been secretly giving the Christmas parties for the children’s ward all these years. McHale’s Navy aired “The Day They Captured Santa Claus” in 1962, which found McHale and his crew had run into a Japanese ambush on Christmas Day while playing Santa Claus to a group of native children.
In Bewitched’s magical “A Vision Of Sugar Plums,” which aired on Christmas Eve, 1964,
Samantha and Darrin take in a six-year-old orphan for the holiday, but the boy doesn’t believe in Santa Claus. Samantha takes him to the North Pole to visit the jolly old man himself. That Girl aired a special Christmas episode in 1966 titled “Christmas And The Hard Luck Kid,” which finds Ann taking a break from her job as a department store elf, and reminiscing about a bygone Christmas when she was a teacher in a boarding school. “Wailing In A Winter Wonderland” was a 1967 episode of The Flying Nun, in which an aged nun longs for a white Christmas, and Sister Bertrille is determined to grant her wish.
A treasure for the right person, this is a great addition to the holiday festivities.