The Bradys are excited about spending their first Christmas together as a combined family. Carol has been chosen to sing the solo at the Christmas morning church service, so Mike decides to buy her a tape recorder for Christmas so that she can keep a recording of herself singing. But Carol's practicing and the tape recorder may all be for naught as days before Christmas, Carol loses her voice. Luckily, she finds out that she is afflicted with nothing more serious than vocal strain induced laryngitis, but that still does not provide any comfort in that if it does clear by Christmas, she won't be able to sing at the church service. Regardless, all the Christmas chores still have to get done, and Alice does her part by mixing up a Nelson home remedy, however intolerable, to help Carol get past her laryngitis. But Carol's laryngitis places a pall over the entire family, so much so that the older kids contemplate postponing Christmas altogether until their mother is feeling all right. Six ... Written by
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This takes place in December 1969. See more
When in the department store to visit Santa with his daughter Cindy, Mr. Brady tells her that he has to excuse himself to return a Christmas gift, the neatly wrapped package under his arm. There is no logic to returning a package that is still neatly wrapped....you wouldn't know what it is and why you needed to return it. It is evident that the department store would not accept the return of a wrapped piece of merchandise. Finally since Cindy came to visit Santa, it is apparent Christmas has not even arrived yet. See more