Life with Louie: A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman (1994)

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Comedian Louie Anderson tells a story of one Christmas when he was a kid, growing up in Wisconsin, and how he and his dad brought Christmas cheer to a woman who appeared to have none.


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Cast overview:
Himself / Andy Anderson (Dad) / Little Louie (voice)
Jeannie Harper (voice)
Tommy Anderson (voice)
Policeman (voice)
Mrs. Stillman (voice)


When Louie Anderson was a kid, he lived with 10 siblings and a loud-mouthed father. Now Christmas was rolling around and everyone but Dad was in the spirit. They go out and buy a Christmas tree - for $35. Then Dad literally throws lights on the house. Mom notices elderly neighbor Mrs. Stillman, who's widowed and all alone, so Mom talks Dad into decorating her house for her while Mom takes her out. Dad has Louie help him. He's hounded by cops and neighborhood kids who take him for a burglar, but soon they help out as well. Mrs. Stillman loves the surprise, and so when January comes around, guess who Dad nominates to help him take down the decorations. Written by Dylan Self <>

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The origin of a running gag in the series, in which Mrs. Stillman's Christmas lights are still up many months later, and she would repeatedly ask Andy when he'll help take them down. See more »


Dad: Go get the stand out of the basement.
Louie: You mean the stand that came over on the Mayflower?
Dad: It's a good stand! 'Been handed down generation after generation. When I was a kid, we didn't have any stands, WE HAD TO TAKE TURNS HOLDING THE TREE!!
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A great Christmas special!
13 February 2002 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

This television special aired on Fox... in prime time as I recall. Comic Louie Anderson tells the story of one Christmas when he was a kid, trying to bring the Christmas to a neighbor. This was a great special. The humor was top notch and it was a great story. An equally awesome Saturday morning series followed the next year. Thumbs up.

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