The Christmas Show
“The Christmas Show”, also known as “Jingle Bells” or “The Lost Episode,” was filmed on November 22, 1956 and originally aired on television on December 24, 1956.
This unique show featured flashbacks to scenes from favorite previous shows interspersed with new footage. It’s Christmas Eve at the Ricardo apartment and Little Ricky, dressed for bed, grills his parents about how Santa works. Finally satisfied that his presents will be delivered, he goes off to bed. The Mertzes soon arrive with a beautiful tree. As the friends trim the tree, they reminisce about their times together. They remember when Lucy told Ricky she was pregnant (“Lucy is Enceinte™”), singing in a barbershop quartet (“Lucy’s Show Biz Swan Song”), and the night Ricky was born (“Lucy Goes to the Hospital”). The next morning, the four adults are up early. Meeting up in the living room, they realize that they had all dressed as Santa. Not wanting to disillusion the boy, they run to hide in the kitchen where a fifth Santa joins them. Hesitantly, they pull the white beards off each other to reveal Ethel, Lucy, Fred, Ricky… They pull the last beard, whose wearer replies “ouch!” As the “real” Santa disappears before them, the amazed quartet turn to the audience and say, “Merry Christmas, everybody!”
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For ages 6 and over.
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