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Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree with The Nelsons
on April 26, 2014
"Ozzie and Harriet" Christmas episodes should be bottled and prescribed for whatever ails you. These shows are happy, entertaining and soothing, all at the same time - the best way to relax during the holiday season is with Ozzie, Harriet and their sons David & Ricky.
There are 8 B/W episodes of good quality. I took off one star, because these are edited versions. I was surprised to find a couple of the charming musical numbers missing from these.
-"Boy's Christmas Money" - first aired Dec. 19, 1952 - Dave & Ricky get jobs to raise money for Christmas.
-"The Day After Christmas" - first aired Dec. 26, 1956 - Dave & Ricky are busy with their girlfriends as Ozzie remembers when the family always spent the day after Christmas together.
-"Girl in the Emporium" - first aired Dec. 14, 1960 - Ricky & his friend Wally get jobs in a department store during Christmas time to compete for the attention of a salesgirl.
-"The Fruitcake" - first aired Jan. 7, 1955 - Ozzie instructs the boys on how to write thank-you notes for unwanted Christmas gifts.
-"The Miracle" - first aired Dec. 25, 1953 - Ozzie tells his family a story about a Christmas miracle/white Christmas that happened when he was a boy.
-"Christmas Tree Lot" - first aired Dec. 18, 1957 - Dave & Ricky sell Christmas trees to earn money for presents.
-"A Busy Christmas" - first aired Dec. 19, 1956 - Ozzie has a million things to do before Christmas and no time to celebrate. This is a favorite of mine. I love the caroling scene at the end.
-"A Late Christmas Gift" - first aired Dec. 26, 1952 - A missing gift leads the Nelsons to collect gifts for a family in need. (This is a very sweet one.)
If you like the warmth of family at Christmas, the occasional music courtesy of Ricky and the charm of the 50s, then you will enjoy these.