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Christmas and the Hard-Luck Kid 

While on a break from her job at a department store as one of Santa's helpers, Ann tells Donald about a Christmas she spent with one of her students while she was a teacher at a boarding ... See full summary »

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Lew Parker ...
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Tommy Phillips (as Chris Shea)
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Roger Green (as Gerald Michenaud)
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While on a break from her job at a department store as one of Santa's helpers, Ann tells Donald about a Christmas she spent with one of her students while she was a teacher at a boarding school. A little boy name Tommy, who has always spent Christmas in hotels, is stuck at the school while his parents finish working on a movie. Since she's isn't allowed to bring him home with her, Ann stays at the school with him to give him his first happy Christmas. Written by A Girl

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22 December 1966 (USA)  »

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Trivia

James L. Brooks, the writer of this episode, would write a sequel of sorts but as the first Christmas special for The Mary Tyler Moore show in 1970 called Christmas and the Hard-Luck Kid II. See more »

Goofs

The phone doesn't ring just before Mr. Marie picks it up to talk to Ann. See more »

Quotes

Donald 'Don' Hollinger: If you don't really know her, why did she buy you a present?
Ann Marie: Well, her son's a friend of mine.
Donald 'Don' Hollinger: Yes, she told me that.
Ann Marie: Did she also tell you about the time I almost ruined his Christmas?
Donald 'Don' Hollinger: Why? You tell him there was no Santa Claus?
Ann Marie: There's no what...?
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Referenced in Mary Tyler Moore: Christmas and the Hard-Luck Kid II (1970) See more »

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That Girl
Lyrics by Sam Denoff
Music by Earle Hagen
Performed by Chorus
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