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the PERFECT Christmas sitcom marathon!,
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This review is from: Merry Sitcom! Christmas Classics from TV's Golden Age (DVD)
With this fun, moderately-priced DVD, you can programme your very own "Nick at Nite" or "TV Land" Christmas sitcom mini marathon! Perfect for Christmas Eve viewing especially, MERRY SITCOM! presents holiday themed episodes from "Father Knows Best", "The Donna Reed Show", "McHale's Navy", "Bewitched", "The Flying Nun" and "That Girl"; plus a rare episode from a one-season wonder called "Window on Main Street".
"The Christmas Story" (FATHER KNOWS BEST) - Wanting to show his family the true meaning of Christmas cheer, Jim (Robert Young) drags them all on an expedition into the forest to find the ideal Christmas tree. When they become stranded, a lonely squatter named Nick (Wallace Ford) comes to their aid.
"A Very Merry Christmas" (THE DONNA REED SHOW) - Disillusioned by her family's calculated view of gift-giving, Donna Stone (Donna Reed) decides to concentrate her efforts by instead helping hospital janitor Charlie (Buster Keaton) in organising Santa's annual visit to the children's ward.
"The Day They Captured Santa Claus" (MCHALE'S NAVY) - Whilst delivering some Christmas cheer to the orphans under the care of missionary Mrs. Parfrey (Anna Lee), McHale (Ernest Borgnine) and his men come under the attack of a Japanese patrol unit.
"Visions of Sugar Plums" (BEWITCHED) - When an orphan (Billy Mumy), who doesn't believe in Santa Claus, visits the Stephens' for Christmas, Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery) takes him to the North Pole to visit the man in red himself. One of the gems from BEWITCHED's first year, this episode was repeated again in the following season.
"Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid" (THAT GIRL) - Taking a break from her job as a department store elf, Ann Marie (Marlo Thomas) reminisces about a Christmas gone by, when she was a teacher in a boarding school.
"Wailing in a Winter Wonderland" (THE FLYING NUN) - Sister Bertrille (Sally Field) intends to create a mild snowstorm by peppering the clouds over Convent San Tanco with dry ice, as a surprise for homesick Sister Olaf (Celia Lovsky). Instead, she ruins San Juan's booming Christmas tourist trade!