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.
Originally shown on CBS on December 3, 1972, this movie was actually a very low-budget film produced on videotape. It was repeated several times in the 1970s, on CBS, during the holiday season. In 1991, it was released on VHS, and then on DVD in 2007.
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.