Christmas Story, The (TAGS Episode)
The Christmas Story
- Filmed: 11
- Aired: 11
- Original Air Date: 1960/12/19
- Writer(s): David Adler
- Director: Bob Sweeney
Andy and Barney keep the spirit of Christmas alive for Sam Muggins and his family after the town Scrooge, Ben Weaver, demands Andy keep Muggins icarcerated for running a still. After being accidently inoculated with a little of the courthouse's Christmas spirit, Weaver comes around and manages to get himself arrested so he can bring gifts for all.
Odd Facts Known by Few
- About 17 minutes into the story, when Andy's sitting on the edge of the desk strumming his guitar while Ellie and Aunt Bee are bringing food to the table, and as Ellie sings, the roast turkey is visible and it has already been carved and most of it is missing. About two minutes later Bee announces that the food is ready.
Ben Weaver says that he sells "spirits" in his store, but Mayberry is dry.
- Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
- Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
- Don Knotts - Barney Fife
- Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
- Elinor Donahue - Ellie Walker
- Will Wright - Ben Weaver
- Margaret Kerry - Bess Muggins
- Sam Edwards - Jim Muggins
- Joy Ellison - Ethie Muggins