logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Sitcoms Site

BellaOnline's Sitcoms Editor

g

Christmas and Sitcoms

Guest Author - Robin Rounds Whittemore

Christmas and the New Year strike a chord in the hearts of many people. Everyone behind and in front of the camera on sitcoms is people, too. Many sitcoms have chosen to come forward and bring out the people behind the characters or include the Christmas spirit in the storyline.

“Benson” is one show that had the actors and actresses actually say Merry Christmas to the people at home. The cast sat on the couch in the main living room of the governor’s mansion while they introduced themselves and wished their loyal viewers a great holiday season. One episode of “The Beverly Hillbillies” had the cast singing carols, then turning toward the camera; they continued the song for their fans that were watching.

“The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour” may not have actually been a sitcom, but there were comedy skits in the show. Every Christmas, they let their daughter, Chastity, pick out the guest. One year, she picked Bob Keeshan, better known as Captain Kangaroo. The memorable scene had the Captain all decked out in his familiar outfit in a restaurant.

One by one people came to the restaurant who were alone for Christmas, each for a different reason. Bob Keeshan, in his attire, ushered them all to the same table asking them to make room for the next person, which they all did. A waiter came along to take their order, and he was told that they already had a waiter; the one who sat them all at the table. They were then told there was no other waiter. They looked around and saw the man was right, there was no one else; the Captain was nowhere to be seen.

“The Brady Bunch” offered up a Christmas show where Mrs. Brady, played by Florence Henderson, lost her voice before Christmas. She was supposed to sing in the church Christmas program. As you know, even with the comedy breaks in that show, she ended up getting her voice back in time to sing.

One episode of “Cheers” had Norm working as a department store Santa. He brought along all of his other Santa friends for a drink after work one night. There were multiple Santas at the bar while the regulars were mulling over the lost spirit of Christmas. One Santa said goodbye. Norm said he didn’t remember that particular Santa from class; and neither did his red suited compatriots. As they were all wondering if he could be the real Santa, the man came back in and talked about a problem with his car.

Oh…but for just a moment there……


This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Christmas+and+Sitcoms to Twitter Add Christmas+and+Sitcoms to Facebook Add Christmas+and+Sitcoms to MySpace Add Christmas+and+Sitcoms to Del.icio.us Digg Christmas+and+Sitcoms Add Christmas+and+Sitcoms to Yahoo My Web Add Christmas+and+Sitcoms to Google Bookmarks Add Christmas+and+Sitcoms to Stumbleupon Add Christmas+and+Sitcoms to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Sitcoms Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Robin Rounds Whittemore. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Robin Rounds Whittemore. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
30 Rock

Bubble Season, what is it?

Two and a Half Men-The problem with Charlie

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor