This movie is quoted by the character Marie Katherine Gallagher (portrayed by Molly Shannon) in a Saturday Night Live skit (Season 22, Episode 9), with Whitney Houston, Rosie O'Donnell, and Penny Marshal.
Each act of the story featured collages that opened and closed it between commercial breaks. The collage artist who assembled these for the story, Norman Sunshine, won an Emmy Award for them. He later assembled other collages for The Thanksgiving Treasure.
Originally shown on CBS on December 3, 1972, this movie was actually a very low-budget production recorded on videotape. It was repeated several times in the 1970's on CBS during the holiday season; it was rerun for the very last time on CBS on December 25, 1987 after a long absence. In 1992, it was finally released on VHS by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, and then on DVD in 2007 by Paramount Home Entertainment, via CBS Home Entertainment.