This is an early in the series 2 part episode. It's just afetr the loss of Diana Hyland (Joan, the Bradford mother). The epsiode deal sensitively to the family's first Christmas without their mother and also deals with the addition of Abby (Betty Buckley). There's so really great moments in the 2 part episode even though their Christmas is ruined by guest star Will Gier (The Walton's). Yes, Nicholas there is a Santa Claus is a grea title for this. I just wish more of Eight is Enough would be on DVD. Can you name all the Bradford children and who played them?
Here they are followed by who played them: David - Grant Goodeve Mary - Lani O'Grady Susan - Susan Richardson Joanie - Laurie Walters Nancy - Diane Kay Elizabeth - Connie Needham (Newton) Tommy - Willie Aames Nicholas - Adam Rich