A hateful neighbor who had previously rained on some of the Addams' cherished Halloween beliefs has now told Pugsley and Wednesday that there is no Santa Claus. They arrange for Uncle Fester to drop through the chimney, but he gets stuck, leading to a succession of less and less convincing Santas, courtesy of the family members.
Unsurprisingly, the sometimes way-off attempts to play Santa do not fool the kids at all, and when Uncle Fester (who had gotten soot blown on him from below) finally falls through, the kids are grateful but wish the real Santa could have come. To their shock, a very traditional (non-Addams) tree and gifts suddenly appear, replacing their idea of decorations, with the real Santa having snuck in and done this while their backs were turned. They then join and sing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" as the episode ends.
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|Christmas Specials Based on Comic Strips|
|Peanuts||A Charlie Brown Christmas • "The Play" • It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown • Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales • I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown • "Christmas is on Its Way" • "Christmas is Coming"|
|Garfield||A Garfield Christmas Special • "Heatwave Holiday" • "Caroling Capers" • "Home for the Holidays"|
|Popeye||Seasin's Greetinks! • Mister and Mistletoe • "Spinach Greetings"|
|Dennis the Menace||"The Christmas Story" • "The Christmas Horse" • "The Fifteen-Foot Christmas Tree" • A Dennis the Menace Christmas|
|Other comic strips||The Captain's Christmas • "Hazel's Christmas Shopping" • "A Christmas Tale" • "Krazy's Krismas" • "It's Better To Give" • "Just 86 Shopping Minutes Till Christmas" • "Christmas with the Addams Family" • A Family Circus Christmas • Ziggy's Gift • The Bestest Present • "North Pole Cat" • A Wish For Wings That Work • A Christmas Angel • "A Baby Blues Christmas Special" • "A Huey Freeman Christmas"|