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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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
[The tree tilts to one side
Dad! It's crooked!
Put it by the TV, no one'll notice. For thirty five bucks, that tree should dance!
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