Father Knows Best: Season 1, Episode 12

The Christmas Story (19 Dec. 1954)

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Upset with his children's materialistic approach to the holiday season, Jim insists the family drive to the mountains to chop down the family Christmas tree. Jim's wish for a simple family ... See full summary »

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Upset with his children's materialistic approach to the holiday season, Jim insists the family drive to the mountains to chop down the family Christmas tree. Jim's wish for a simple family Christmas becomes an unfortunate reality when their car gets stuck in a snow drift far from nearest phone. The Anderson family takes refuge in a mountain lodge closed for the season and are befriended by a man, apparently the caretaker, who teaches the Anderson children the delights of a simple holiday. Written by David Bassler

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Nick: Do you know what's going to happen tonight? A big, beautiful Christmas tree is going to grow up right through the floor about right over there.
Kathy 'Kitten' Anderson: Honest?
Nick: Honest injun. Scout's honor.
Kathy 'Kitten' Anderson: Are you a boy scout, too?
Nick: Tonight, Kathy, I'm everybody.
Kathy 'Kitten' Anderson: Huh?
Nick: I'm a man; I'm a little boy. I'm a father; I'm an uncle, a friend and a stranger - and I'm rich because you're my friend - and because I own tonight.
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