Family Affair: Season 3, Episode 7

Christmas Came a Little Early (11 Nov. 1968)

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Buffy makes friends with another girl in the apartment building, and finds out the girl is very sick and may not live too much longer. Buffy asks Uncle Bill if they can have a Christmas holiday because Eve might not be alive in December.



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Episode cast overview:
Jonathan 'Jody' Patterson-Davis (as Johnnie Whitaker)
Eve Bowers
Joan Vohs ...
Miss Cummings
Ann McCrea ...
Mrs. Bowers
Ivan Bonar ...
Dr. Flanders
Paul Sorensen ...
Mr. Bowers


Buffy's classmate Eve attends school by telephone hookup because of illness. Uncle Bill's work is going to take him away during December, so he suggests an early Christmas. They decide to bring the Christmas party to her place since she can't attend at their apartment.

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Comedy | Family




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Incredibly powerful episode
27 May 2008 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

I'm a 44 male and I was never much into Family Affair as a kid, but now I am just glued to this show. What have I been missing all these decades? Family Affair is a absolute gem of a series. I am loving every minute going thru the DVDs.

This particular episode is arguably the centerpiece of the five year run. How they put together such an action packed gut wrenching subject matter into 26 minutes is a miracle. Today, they would have drawn it out over 3 maudlin episodes and it still wouldn't have had the same intense impact that this masterpiece has even 40 years later.

It should have won awards for writing, directing and especially acting; not only for Eve Plumb who is nothing short of wonderful, but especially for Anissa Jones, God rest her little soul, who really nails it here. She is really stellar!! This is HER moment to shine in the series and she just glows!

It would have been awesome to have Eve do the audio commentary on the DVD. (C'mon MPI... think about it for the re-release of Season 3.)

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