- Number of Discs: 4
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 7 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: November 16, 2010
- Originally Released: 1964
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
Description by OLDIES.com:
This holiday settle in front of the TV with the California Highway Patrol, a Mypos immigrant and other wacky friends and co-workers in this wonderful collection of Vintage TV Series Christmas Episodes. The yuletide season doesn't mean less work for Dr. Kildare and Dr. Gillespie and for Jon and Ponch of CHiPs. A prized medallion is passed around as a gift in The Courtship of Eddie's Father. Menorahs, mistletoes and Balky Claus - festive traditions of all kinds are celebrated on Welcome Back, Kotter and Perfect Strangers. The season is nearly ruined twice: on Eight Is Enough the Bradford family's presents are stolen and Alice gets stuck in a Christmas blizzard. Mama's Family debates the fate of Mama's present, a goose. Keep it as a pet or eat it? The staffs from Veronica's Closet and Suddenly Susan find Christmas with their co-workers to be the most challenging time of the year. So gather 'round and savor this classic compilation filled overflowing with holiday spirit!
- Dr. Kildare - An Exchange of Gifts (12/24/64): Thinking he's about to die, a derelict alcoholic gives away his life's hoardings.
- The Courtship of Eddie's Father - Gifts are for Giving (12/23/70): What goes around comes around when Norman's prized medallion circulates among the cast. Although not a Christmas episode per se, this story, originally aired two days before the holiday warmly illustrates the pure joy of giving.
- CHiPs - Christmas Watch (12/15/79): Christmas season doesn't mean time off for Jon and Ponch when thieves steal a 500 year-old bell from a community church.
- Eight is Enough - Yes Nicholas, There is a Santa Claus - Parts 1 & 2 (12/14/77): The Bradford's Christmas is put on hold when all the family's presents are stolen.
- Welcome Back, Kotter - Sweathog Christmas Special (12/15/77): Mix merriment, mistletoe and menorahs and whip up a Christmas party with the Sweathogs.
- Alice - A Semi-Merry Christmas (12/18/77): Alice, Tommy, Flo, Vera, and Mel spend Christmas together snowbound in a semi trailer.
- Perfect Strangers - The Gift of the Mypiot (12/16/88): Balki ruins Larry's holiday mood by inviting his lonely boss, Mr. Gorpley, to the their Christmas Eve party.
- Mama's Family - Mama Gets Goosed (12/20/86): Mama frets about cooking a live goose for Christmas dinner.
- Veronica's Closet - Veronica's Christmas Song (12/18/97): Veronica and Olive audition to sing at a Christmas concert at Lincoln Center.
- Suddenly Susan - The Walk Out (12/19/96): When Jack doesn't hand out Christmas bonuses, the staff goes on strike.
This box set brings into a single collection ten Christmas-themed episodes of classic television series, each one from a different program. Included are yuletide installments of VERONICA'S CLOSET (VERONICA'S CHRISTMAS SONG, 1997), SUDDENLY SUSAN (THE WALK OUT, 1996), THE COURTSHIP OF EDDIE'S FATHER (GIFTS ARE FOR GIVING, 1970), WELCOME BACK, KOTTER (SWEATHOG CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, 1997), PERFECT STRANGERS (THE GIFT OF THE MYPIOT, 1988), MAMA'S FAMILY (MAMA GETS GOOSED, 1986), DR. KILDARE (AN EXCHANGE OF GIFTS, 1964), ALICE (A SEMI-MERRY CHRISTMAS, 1977), CHIPS (CHRISTMAS WATCH, 1979) and EIGHT IS ENOUGH (YES NICHOLAS, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS, 1977).
Television / TV Series